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JurisdictionGeorgia,United States
Publication year2020
CitationVol. 37 No. 1

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Georgia State University Law Review
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GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW


Volume 37

Number 1

Fall 2020


CONTENTS

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE Sentence and Punishment

Code Sections: O.C.G.A.§§ 17-10-17 (amended); 17-4-20.2 (new)

Bill Number: HB 426

Act Number: 329

Georgia Laws: 2020 Ga. Laws 10

Effective Date: July 1, 2020

Summary: The Act repeals certain provisions regarding the sentencing of defendants for crimes involving bias or prejudice and provides both criteria for punishment for those crimes and required reporting of those crimes ...... 1

PUBLIC HEALTH STATE OF EMERGENCY Executive Order by the Governor Declaring a Public Health State of Emergency

Code Sections: O.C.G.A. §§ 38-3-3, -51

Executive Order: Ga. Exec. Order No. 03.14.20.01

Effective Date: March 14, 2020

Summary: The Executive Order primarily functions to enumerate the Governor's emergency powers during a Public Health State of Emergency. The Executive Order allows for the Governor to assist health and emergency management officials by deploying available resources for the mitigation and treatment of COVID-19 within Georgia...................................17

STATEWIDE JUDICIAL EMERGENCY Judicial Order by the Supreme Court of Georgia Declaring a Statewide Judicial Emergency

Code Sections: O.C.G.A. §§ 38-3-60, -61, -62, -63, -64

Judicial Orders: Order Declaring Statewide Judicial Emergency; Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency; Second Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency; Third Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency; Fourth Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency

Effective Dates: March 14, 2020; April 6, 2020; May 11, 2020; June 12, 2020; July 10, 2020

Summary: The Supreme Court of Georgia issued an Order declaring a Statewide Judicial Emergency to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 throughout the State of Georgia. The courts remained open to address essential functions, as defined within the Order. Additionally, all deadlines and other filing requirements were extended or tolled. Throughout the counties in Georgia, different courts released orders outlining how they would follow the Judicial Emergency Order from the Supreme Court of Georgia. The Judicial Emergency Order had been extended four times as of August 1, 2020..................................31

2020 BAR EXAMINATION

Judicial Order by the Supreme Court of Georgia Providing for Provisional Admission to the Practice of Law

Judicial Order: Order In re: Provisional Admission to the Practice of L. in Ga.

Effective Date: June 1, 2020

Summary: The Supreme Court of Georgia issued the Judicial Order to postpone administration of the July 2020 Georgia bar examination to September 2020. The Order provided for the provisional admission to the practice of law of recent law school graduates and lawyers new to...

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