Georgia

State agency must determine if trade secrets exist in public records

Freedom of Information | Feature | May 11, 2001
Feature
May 11, 2001

Judge halts publication of “Gone with the Wind” parody

Content Regulation | Feature | April 24, 2001
Feature
April 24, 2001

Bill requires family consent before media can publish victim photos

Newsgathering | Feature | March 6, 2001
Feature
March 6, 2001

"Rogue lawyer" label may be libelous in context of article, court finds

Libel | Feature | January 31, 2001
Feature
January 31, 2001

Judge puts photographer in jail for violating a 'no flash' rule

Content Regulation | Feature | October 31, 2000
Feature
October 31, 2000

Libel case against Atlanta Journal-Constitution reinstated

Libel | Feature | October 26, 2000
Feature
October 26, 2000

Sheriff ordered to give newspaper incident reports

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29

From the Summer 2000 issue of The News Media & The Law, page 29.

Access to records cannot be denied over general 'embarrassment'

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34

From the Fall 1999 issue of The News Media & The Law, page 34.


Holding that a trial court could not seal a court record merely because of the “invasion of privacy and resulting embarrassment” that accompanies every lawsuit, the state Supreme Court in Atlanta reversed in mid-September an order sealing court records in a case filed by a woman who claims that she is an illegitimate child of Rankin Smith Sr., the late owner of the Atlanta Falcons football team.

High court finds trial court’s sealing of records improper

Secret Courts | Feature | October 14, 1999
Feature
October 14, 1999