Georgia

a. Denial.

The courts regularly examine whether an ageny's denial of a request is improper.

7. What court.

Georgia's superior courts have jurisdiction to enforce compliance with the Act. O.C.G.A. § 50-14-5(a).

2. Voting results.

Voting results are subject to the Act’s disclosure requirements but particular types of election data may be exempt.  See Smith v. DeKalb County, 288 Ga. App. 574, 654 S.E.2d 469 (2007) (affirming injunction prohibiting disclosure of election CDs).

3. Closed meetings or executive sessions.

(This section is blank. See the subpoints below.)

a. Records of the executives themselves.

Records of the executive of public offices and departments fall under the definition of public records. See O.C.G.A. § 50-18-70(a).

B. Anonymous juries

Overview

Georgia

Under 28 U.S.C.S. § 1863(b)(7), a district court may empanel an anonymous jury in any case in which the interests of justice so require.The Eleventh Circuit has recognized that the use of an anonymous jury is a “drastic measure” that implicates the defendant's constitutional right to a presumption of innocence by “raising the specter that the defendant is a dangerous person from whom the jurors must be protected.” U.S. v. Ross, 33 F.3d 1507, 1519 (11th Cir. 1994).

2. Time limits for filing appeals.

A notice of appeal must be filed within 30 days after entry of final judgment. See O.C.G.A. § 5-6-38.

b. Rules for closed investigations.

Closed investigative records are exempt from disclosure.