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May 25, 2017

Georgia’s Certificate of Need laws harm patients

Usually a medical practice that provides innovative, cost-effective, and relatively less invasive care for patients would be seen as a benefit to the community it serves. But that is not the case in Georgia, where Women's Surgical Center, LLC, has had to fight the state's anti-competitive Certificate of Need ("CON") laws in order to expand ...

September 23, 2013

Charter school victory! Georgia Supreme Court upholds charter schools' right to funds

This morning brought great news from the Georgia Supreme Court.   The court ruled that Atlanta Public Schools cannot take away funds from charter schools in order to pay off their own pension liability.  This is an important victory for Georgia’s charter school students, as the decision reaffirms that charter schools cannot be treated as ...

October 17, 2012

Georgia Supreme Court goes out of its way to find that cronyism is specifically enshrined in the Georgia Constitution

Courts typically avoid ruling on constitutional issues unless it is necessary to decide a case. There are several reasons for this practice, not the least of which is that ruling on controversial constitutional matters when the case can be resolved on less controversial statutory grounds can make the court look political, or lend credence to ...

June 04, 2012

Pacific Legal Foundation stands up for the right to open a business in Georgia

Tomorrow the Supreme Court of Georgia will hear arguments in WMW Honda v. American Honda Motor Company, a case that will determine the scope of a Georgia law that allows existing car dealerships to block the opening of competing dealerships in their area. As I discussed in a prior blog post, this case arose when Honda “made the ...