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Georgia Supreme Court visits Columbus

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COLUMBUS, Ga. - Hundreds of students, lawyers, and citizens packed the Springer Opera House Friday morning to hear oral arguments presented in front of the Georgia Supreme Court. There was standing room only as the 7 justices heard 2 different cases in their session Friday morning.

It's the first time in at least 30 years that the court has held a session in Columbus. The first case dealt with the liability of an off duty police officer shooting an unarmed man at an Atlanta apartment complex. The second case focused on the appeal of a young man who was convicted of killing is 16 year old girlfriend and her 6 week old baby in Richmond County. The man is currently serving 2 life prison sentences.

Mayor Teresa Tomlinson opened the session Friday morning. Retired Superior Court Judge John Allen was also honored at the session with a special proclamation by Chief Justice Hugh Thompson.

Naomi Keitt

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