Sometimes it is horrifyingly embarrassing to live in Georgia. Take the current legal challenge to President Obama’s name appearing on the Presidential Preference Ballot because he is not a natural-born US Citizen. I think when we heard about this we thought it would be quietly dismissed. But, no! Not in Georgia. The Administrative Law [...]
I realize the political news today is mostly about the “Cainwreak” that is/was his cray-cray campaign, but buried down in the twitter verse was a fascinating story about a possibly little known GA agency called the Judicial Qualifications Commission.
UPDATE: 11:08pm, RIP Troy Davis
UPDATE: 9:24pm, SCOTUS has denied stay of execution.
Georgia’s Board of Pardons denied clemency for Troy Davis today, and so he will likely die tomorrow night at 7:00pm. I’m not sure what else to say about this long, sad case, so I’ll just offer a letter from a [...]
First, let me note that the current issue regarding Troy Davis is whether the Board of Pardons and Parole should grant clemency based on its own declared standard: “will not allow an execution to proceed in this state unless and until its members are convinced that there is no doubt as to the guilt [...]
Former Republican US Representative and US Attorney Bobb Barr on Troy Davis:
I am a longtime supporter of the death penalty. I make no judgment as to whether Davis is guilty or innocent. And surely the citizens of Savannah and the state of Georgia want justice served on behalf of Officer MacPhail.
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