Suit alleges discriminatory policies in LaGrange

12:00 pm May. 18, 2017

The city of LaGrange uses discriminatory policies that unlawfully restrict access by African-Americans and Latinos to basic utility services, contends a federal lawsuit filed Thursday.

In one claim, the lawsuit notes that the west Georgia city,

Lawyer shows up seven minutes late, judge starts without him

9:12 am May. 1, 2017

The entire federal appeals court in Atlanta was in unanimous agreement that a criminal defense attorney’s seven-minute absence from the courtroom violated Alexander Roy’s constitutional right to counsel.

But in a recent 8-3 decision, with a

Judicial watchdog bill clears hurdle

6:17 pm Mar. 20, 2017

It took three votes, but the Senate Judiciary Committee has finally approved legislation to reconstitute the state’s judicial watchdog agency and correct unintended problems lawmakers caused a year ago.

Last week, during a lengthy hearing on