The U.S. Supreme Court sided with the Federal Trade Commission Tuesday in the fight over a hospital purchase in southwest Georgia. The court ruled unanimously that it violates antitrust laws for the Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County to own both Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and Palmyra Medical Center. The authority bought Palmyra in December 2011.
A lawyer for a Georgia inmate set to be executed next week has filed a U.S. Supreme Court motion requesting a stay of execution. Attorneys for Warren Lee Hill, filed the motion Wednesday. Hill is set to be executed Feb. 19.
U.S. Supreme Court justices meet Friday to decide if they will hear any of several cases involving the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which bans federal recognition of same-sex marriages. What will the court’s action mean for Georgia’s state constitutional ban on gay marriage?
The U.S. Supreme Court will rule next year whether some states including Georgia still need federal oversight of how they conduct elections. The case concerns the Voting Rights Act, which protects minority voters by monitoring election map changes in some states.
On Wednesday the US Supreme Court will consider whether to ban colleges from using race as a qualifying factor in admission decisions. Two of Georgia’s research universities have different takes on the debate.
The U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold Pres. Obama’s healthcare law is mobilizing Georgia Republicans. Fundraising and volunteer activity spiked on Thursday, and a new state poll shows the lead of GOP presumptive presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, is widening.
A federal appeals court is inviting those involved in lawsuits challenging immigration laws in Georgia and Alabama to submit briefs on the effects of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta says lawyers have until July 6 to offer their interpretation of how Monday's immigration ruling affects the Georgia and Alabama cases.
The Supreme Court has struck down key provisions of Arizona's crackdown on immigrants. But the court said Monday that one part of the law requiring police to check the status of someone they suspect is not in the United States legally could go forward. Even there, though, the justices said the provision could be subject to additional legal challenges.
The U.S. Supreme Court will rule this month on Arizona’s immigration law. The decision will have an immediate impact on a similar Georgia law, which a federal court has blocked. But Georgia’s immigration dilemma will continue regardless of the court’s decision.