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He can be reached at [email protected].

10/22/2018
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While there's a national movement, Atlanta remembers its own sexual assault lawsuit at one of the city's top strip clubs...
01/03/2018
Cheetah dancers allege sexual assault at top Atlanta strip club

While there's a national movement, Atlanta remembers its own sexual assault lawsuit at one of the city's top strip clubs.

Lawsuits filed by former Cheetah strip club dancers allege that the club fired them for refusing to participate in giving sexual favors to customers.

While there's a national movement, Atlanta remembers its own sexual assault lawsuit at one of the city's top strip clubs...
12/23/2017
Cheetah dancers allege sexual assault at top Atlanta strip club

While there's a national movement, Atlanta remembers its own sexual assault lawsuit at one of the city's top strip clubs.

Lawsuits filed by former Cheetah strip club dancers allege that the club fired them for refusing to participate in giving sexual favors to customers.

Bill to fix Georgia's judicial watchdog agency clears hurdlehttp://on-ajc.com/2nEDwcf
03/21/2017
Judicial watchdog bill clears hurdle | Bill Rankin's Legal Brief

Bill to fix Georgia's judicial watchdog agency clears hurdle
http://on-ajc.com/2nEDwcf

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 Thursday, the panel twice failed to pass House Bill...

Atlanta lawyer's threatening emails during divorce land him in troublehttp://on-ajc.com/2lZrzM5
03/02/2017
Lawyer’s threatening emails during divorce land him in trouble with court | Bill Rankin's Legal Brief

Atlanta lawyer's threatening emails during divorce land him in trouble
http://on-ajc.com/2lZrzM5

A public reprimand may not be sufficient punishment for an Atlanta bankruptcy lawyer who sent threatening emails to his ex-wife’s divorce attorney, the Georgia Supreme court has decided.

In an opinion issued this week, the high court rejected a recommendation for a reprimand



by both the at...

Episode 13 - The State Rests - of Breakdown is now up!http://on-ajc.com/2efN0F2
10/31/2016
Episode 13

Episode 13 - The State Rests - of Breakdown is now up!

http://on-ajc.com/2efN0F2

Lead Detective Phil Stoddard ended his testimony after four days on the witness stand. Under cross-examination, Stoddard took some punches, but also delivered some blows. On Friday, the state rested its case after calling 51 witnesses to the stand over the course of 16 days of testimony. T

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Governor Deal and our General Assembly failed, again, to address the confirmed fiscal corruption in our state's higher education system brought to both their attention for years! Attorney General Sam Olens filed his 5th "Response in Opposition" on 23 March 2016 in Fulton County Superior Court to the lifting of Protective Orders sealing evidence of malfeasance in my Whistleblower case (one of many) by his defendants, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (a.k.a. "The Untouchables"):
The Buckhead author who survived a home invasion attempt the day after Christmas has just gone through the messiest divorce you can imagine. My colleague AJC Courts Bill Rankin has the details.
AJC Courts takes an in-depth look at #racediscrimination evident in the prosecution's notes in #FosterVChatman (to be argued Monday at #SCOTUS). “They show the prosecutor’s strategy and determination to strike all the prospective black jurors. This was simply a continuation of the historic practice of striking African-Americans from jury service. Unfortunately, it continues to this day,” said Stephen Bright, senior counsel for the Southern Center for Human Rights.
AJC Courts takes an in-depth look at problems with Georgia's #deathpenalty system and determines that "the doctor’s role in this part of the ex*****on process is shrouded in secrecy and wrapped in contradiction." #endthedeathpenalty