Tuesday, October 17, 2006
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Lawyers ask for new letters on photo ID law
ATLANTA - Lawyers opposing Georgia's photo ID law asked a judge Monday to hold the state in contempt for misinforming more than 200,000 voters in a mass mailing that was sent after a court order blocked the law's enforcement for the November general election.
Attorneys are also asking the judge to force the state to send new letters to those voters.
In all, the state election board mailed more than 300,000 letters to registered voters, telling them they may need to show either a free Georgia voter identification card or one of six forms of photo ID to vote in person.
Prosecutors ask to reinstate man's death sentence
ATLANTA - Convicted murderer Robert Wayne Holsey's lawyers and state prosecutors clashed again Monday before the Georgia Supreme Court to debate whether he deserves the death penalty for the 1995 killing of a Baldwin County deputy.
Holsey was on death row for the killing of William Robinson when a judge overturned the sentence in May, ruling that Holsey's lawyer didn't go far enough in pursuing a mental retardation defense.
- From wire reports