Georgia

Good news from Georgia

October 19, 2005 - Georgia's new voter-identification bill -- which had required citizens to pay $20 or more for a special ID card to vote if they didn't have a driver's licensce -- hit a little snag in court yesterday. In a damning 123-page decision, U.S. District Judge Harold Murphy struck down the bill that had been pushed through by Republican lawmakers earlier this year, noting its uncanny similarity to Jim Crow laws. Here's an excerpt from his decision:

Is it "Malaise" Time Yet?

October 4, 2005 - Georgia cancelled school for two days last week, ostensibly to "save energy," and Jay Bookman of the Atlanta Journal Constitution (and one of my favorite columnists) doesn't think it's a very good idea:

Georgia Fat Cats

August 1, 2005 - Here's something to mull over while paying bills or pumping $2.00-a-gallon gas: the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's list of the highest-paid Georgia CEOs in 2004 (reg req'd).

Falling From Grace

May 4, 2005 - With network TV doing wall-to-wall coverage of every sensational trial that comes down the pike -- all Court TV, all the time -- it's hard to miss the ubiquitous Nancy Grace.

Clean Sweep Against Gay Marriage in the South

April 12, 2005 - Our friend Pam Spaulding has a rundown on "The State of Bigoted Marriage Amendments" newly added to state constitutions. The South is, to no one's surprise, solid on the issue. Five Southern states passed constitutional amendments banning gay marriage just last year: Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi (plus, for good measure, border state Oklahoma). North Carolina has such an amendment under consideration.