Brookhaven becomes 2nd DeKalb city to pass anti-street racing law – City Attorney Explains Key Differences
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Brookhaven becomes 2nd DeKalb city to pass anti-street racing law – City Attorney Explains Key Differences

From an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution by Zachary Hansen Brookhaven’s city leaders passed an ordinance Tuesday night that imposes a fine between $500 and $1,000 for violators, who could also receive up to six months in jail. In addition, vehicles used in a street race can be impounded for 30 days or until the case is settled….

When Crossing a “Bridge to Far” Equals “Good Trouble”
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When Crossing a “Bridge to Far” Equals “Good Trouble”

Georgia’s Governor Kemp has said that a mask mandate is a “bridge too far;”* but we learned from Congressman John Lewis** that crossing bridges, even in the face of violent opposition, is good trouble when it means saving lives and making a difference. Cities across Georgia need to stand up for their citizens and assert…

The Devastation of Failing to Listen
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The Devastation of Failing to Listen

I was raised by a pacifist who wholly believed Dr King and Mahatma Ghandi’s creed of nonviolence. Then I learned about WWII and confronted bullies on the playground and realized that sometimes violence is a necessary response to injustice and violence. I enlisted in the Marines to put action to my belief that I was…

Governor Kemp’s Executive Order 05.12.20.02 Opens Pools But Leaves Much to the Imagination
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Governor Kemp’s Executive Order 05.12.20.02 Opens Pools But Leaves Much to the Imagination

Yesterday afternoon, the Governor issued Executive Order 05.12.20.02. Written in the intensely bureaucratic language we have come to expect, the Order is far from a model of clarity. By omission, the Governor has directed that public pools are allowed to reopen. Pools are not included or directly mentioned in the Executive Order but they are…

SCOTUS to Discuss Chris Balch’s Amicus Brief on Qualified Immunity
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SCOTUS to Discuss Chris Balch’s Amicus Brief on Qualified Immunity

The Supreme Court of the United States is still working, despite having postponed arguments for the rest of the month and closing the building to the public. They still meet to discuss pending and new cases every Friday. Craig v. Turner will be presented and discussed at the Court’s April 3 conference. We will likely…