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785 ABA Journal Georgia articles.

Courthouses in this state grapple with rise in judges and staff testing positive for COVID-19
Several courthouses across Georgia shut down this week as judges and staff tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Afternoon Briefs: 2 BigLaw firms have no Black partners; judge finishes backlog of civil case motions

These BigLaw firms have no Black partners

Two of the country’s top law firms stand out for the wrong reason—they have no Black partners. The firms are Cravath, Swaine &…

Ignore COVID-19 guidelines at your disciplinary peril, Georgia judges told
Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold Melton warned state judges Monday that they could face judicial discipline if they continue to ignore COVID-19 health guidelines.
Lethal force laws reexamined after police killings; is reasonableness standard too easy?
Lawmakers in several states are considering revisions to police lethal force laws following the deaths of George Floyd and others during encounters with officers.
Afternoon Briefs: Officer charged in arrest death of Rayshard Brooks; mixed grades for pass-fail changes

Officer is charged in death of Rayshard Brooks

Former Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe has been charged with felony murder and other charges in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks…

DA candidate is arrested for campaign video in which drivers cut doughnuts in parking lot
A district attorney candidate in Columbus, Georgia, hosted a campaign rally Friday after his conspiracy arrest for a campaign video that featured drivers cutting doughnuts in a civic center parking lot.
Afternoon Briefs: Man who recorded Arbery video faces charges; Flynn judge asked for response

Official explains charges against man who recorded Arbery video

The charges brought against the man who recorded the fatal shooting of black jogger Ahmaud Arbery represent a significant expansion…

Critics call for repeal of citizens arrest laws, cited as justification in killing of Ahmaud Arbery
Critics are calling for the repeal of citizens arrest laws that allow people to take the law into their own hands, causing dangerous situations and sometimes leading to assaults and killings.
In apparent struggle with gunman, lawyer ‘died a hero,’ says chief magistrate judge
A Georgia lawyer died Saturday in a struggle with a gunman who went on to break into a woman’s home.
Georgia attorney general asks Justice Department to probe handling of Ahmaud Arbery case
Updated: Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr said Sunday he has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate how authorities handled the February shooting death of black jogger Ahmaud Arbery.
Many law firms that applied for paycheck protection loans are still waiting; Texas lawyer sues
Many smaller law firms applied for loans under the federal Paycheck Protection Program, and many are still waiting.
Afternoon Briefs: Federal courts have reopening plan; billable hours cited in mental health survey

Local conditions will guide federal courts in reopening during COVID-19 crisis

Guidelines for the reopening of federal court operations during the novel coronavirus crisis emphasize local decision-making guided by community…

In unusual lineup, SCOTUS rules annotations in Georgia state code can’t be copyrighted
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday that the annotations in Georgia’s official annotated code are not eligible for copyright protection.
Afternoon Briefs: 8th Circuit OKs surgical abortion ban; holdout juror’s ouster leads to new trial

8th Circuit allows Arkansas to ban most surgical abortions during pandemic

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at St. Louis has allowed Arkansas to enforce its ban on surgical…

Do anti-mask laws make us all criminals? Lawyer who challenged this law sees issues
Are people who don masks to protect themselves during the COVID-19 epidemic breaking the law?

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