ROGP 099. Mary Margaret Oliver interviewed by Bob Short, December 18, 2009.
Mary Margaret Oliver served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1987-1992, and the Georgia Senate from 1993-1998. When Oliver was elected to the senate, she was appointed to chair the Judiciary Committee during her freshman term, and was the first woman to chair the Committee in 40 years. In 2002, Oliver ran successfully for the Georgia House, and represents District 83. Oliver discusses her time in legislature, the causes she is passionate about, and party politics in Georgia.
From the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. For more information, see: http://russelldoc.galib.uga.edu/russell/view?docId=ead/RBRL220ROGP.099-ead.xml
BREAKING: Students Reclaim and Occupy Georgia Board of Regents to Hold Hearing on Admissions Bans on Undocumented Students!
On Tuesday, May 10, 2016, undocumented students from Freedom University and student representatives from universities throughout Georgia disrupted a public meeting by the Georgia Board of Regents in an act of civil disobedience against the Board’s restrictive policies against undocumented students! The students proceeded with an alternative meeting led by student board members to hear testimonies by expert witnesses on the economic, social, and political impact of Policies 4.1.6 and 4.3.4.
In 2010, the Georgia Board of Regents, the governing body of the University System of Georgia, passed Policy 4.1.6 and Policy 4.3.4, which ban undocumented students from admission to the state’s top five public universities and prohibit them from qualifying for in-state tuition. Georgia is one of only three states in the country – including Alabama and South Carolina – to institute an admissions ban against undocumented students in public higher education. Georgia is the only state to uphold restrictive admissions policies against immigrant students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a federal program that grants legal presence to immigrant youth who meet specific residency and education requirements.
The alternative board meeting was recorded and streamed live on the “Freedom U. Georgia” Facebook page. Expert witnesses included Georgia State Senator Vincent Fort, Azadeh Shahshahani, Legal and Advocacy Director at Project South, and Salvador Alvarado, an undocumented student leader from Georgia. The student board members included four undocumented students from Freedom University, and documented student representatives from Georgia State University and Emory University. Based on expert testimonies, the student-led Board of Regents ruled in opposition to Policy 4.1.6 and Policy 4.3.4.
Susana Ramirez, a Freedom University student, served as the student-appointed Chancellor of the Board of Regents. “Students are here today to help the Board of Regents fulfill its mission of creating ‘a more educated Georgia,’” Ramirez says. “We are holding a hearing to present the public with the facts of the admissions bans, and to initiate public discussion on the moral implications and economic impact of modern segregation in higher education in Georgia.”
Dr. Laura Emiko Soltis, the Executive Director of Freedom University, says the courage of the students is inspiring. “Students are essentially schooling the Georgia Board of Regents,” she says. “They are sending a powerful message that undocumented students know their history and they know their human rights. In Georgia, we have a situation where thousands of DACA recipients, who are overwhelmingly people of color, can legally drive to low-wage jobs but be denied the right to education and the right to vote. This is a new variation of an old system in the South, and the students know this. They know that the same universities that ban undocumented students today banned Black students in 1960. Most importantly, they know that students defeated educational segregation then and students will defeat it now.”
Asma Elhuni, a student participant who attends Georgia State University, says, “I am one of thousands of students enrolled in Georgia public universities who oppose the admissions bans. Undocumented students are absent from our college classrooms, not because of their academic merit, but because of where they were born. They pay taxes. They are our neighbors. This ban only functions to punish young people. But students are united: to attack one group of students is to attack all of us. We will continue to fight for equal access to education until we win.”
The student-led Board of Regents announced a nationwide economic boycott of the state of Georgia at the conclusion of its hearing. Soon afterward, Georgia Capitol Police arrested seven students on charges of criminal trespassing, disruption of general assembly sessions, and obstructing law enforcement officers. They spent 12 hours in Fulton County Jail and were released on bond.
Please follow Freedom University on social media and share our updates with your networks. The students risked everything to reclaim their right to education. Show them the world has their backs.
Donald Trump held a rally in Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday, June 15 2016, and of course the typical crazies came out to protest him. Unfortunately for one of his protesters, who was wearing not only a black lives matter t-shirt, but also a LGBT button, a group of high school aged kids, including a 16 year old black male, were present to shut down their foolishness via a debate of epic proportions. Every point and counter point that the Trump protesters in this video made was wrecked into oblivion by these kids, who were actually debating full grown adults that appeared to be in their 40s and above.
The beauty of this debate is in the way it illustrates the chasm between blacks with a brain and blacks that are complete morons. The black LIES matter supporter in this video was a complete moron, but the 16 year old black kid and his high school aged friends were not. In one of the sadder, but hilarious, moments of the video, the black lies matter supporter thought that Donald Trump’s wife was illegal simply because she “was from Europe.” Maybe he doesn’t know the difference between legal immigration and illegal immigration?
Liberals and liberal media would have the whole country believe that all blacks are morons that require the assistance of whites to complete any mundane task. This video wrecks that whole ideology. It also shows how much disdain African Americans have for other blacks who can’t get it together and are willfully ignorant.
In a day and age of safe space liberal kids on college campuses, that scream at the top of their lungs when they are triggered due to frail insecurities, a video like this is simply refreshing. The DePaul University event kerfuffle involving Milo Yiannopoulos would have many lose faith in the youth. This is a stark and welcomed contrast that provides hope for the future of our youth.
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A colloquium by the Institute on Human Development and Disability at the University of Georgia (IHDD). Co-hosted by the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. Panel was held on January 28, 2014 at UDC.
Susan Jamieson: Lead attorney in Olmstead v. L.C., which she filed as an attorney with Atlanta Legal Aid Society. Currently on the staff of IHDD and Atlanta Legal Aid Society.
IHDD is part of the College on Family and Consumer Sciences at UGA.
Learn more about your bankruptcy options and rights in Atlanta, Georgia. In this video you will learn about Tiffany Coleman and Josie Walton-Harris.
Are you so far in debt that you may have to file for bankruptcy? If so, you have come to the right place. With the Internet there is plenty of advice these days on ways to avoid disastrous situations such as bankruptcy. We wrote a special report that will help you understand if filing for bankruptcy is the right choice. Download the free report now http://thecwlawfirm.com/free-atlanta-georgia-bankruptcy-guide/
Tiffany Coleman is one of the managing partners of Coleman & Walton, LLP and a graduate of the John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, GA. During her time at John Marshall, she gained invaluable work experience at Atlanta Legal Aid, Fulton Juvenile Court, and the Family Division of Fulton Superior Court. After graduating from law school in 2008, she established her own practice and now handles bankruptcy cases and creditor defense work against creditors.
Josie Harris-Walton is one of the managing partners of Coleman & Walton, LLP. Josie is a native of the state of Alabama. She attended law school at Samford University, Cumberland School of Law. She also earned her legal Masters in Taxation from DePaul University College of Law. During her time at DePaul, Josie volunteered as an attorney at the Tax Care Clinic, a non-profit organization focused on helping low-income taxpayers with disputes against taxing authorities. She also worked at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Josie gained invaluable work experience as a tax attorney at Deming Parker law firm and as a senior tax consultant at Strategic Tax Advisors. She now specializes in strategic tax planning and tax defense. Josie is barred in the state of Georgia and the state of Alabama. Video Rating: / 5
Atlanta, Georgia attorney, David J Llewellyn has represented over 50 circumcision-related lawsuits. In this video Llewellyn discusses circumcision and legal rights. The following questions are answered:
1. Who may bring about a circumcision-related lawsuit?
2. What is “informed consent”?
3. Who may be responsible for damages?
4. What are the time limits?
5. What sort of damages may be awarded?
Attorneys for the Rights of the Child (ARC) is an organization dedicated to safeguarding the bodily integrity of children. ARC is available to help people who feel that their rights were violated by a circumcision to which they did not agree, including those that happened in the first years of a child’s life. Depending on your age and the location and circumstances of your circumcision, legal remedies may be available.
If you are interested in learning more about the legal remedies that may be available to you as a result of your own circumcision, or the circumcision of your minor child, please contact ARC at (510) 464-4530 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit the ARC website for additional information:
Each month IllinoisLegalAdvocate.org recognizes a member of the legal aid community who is doing exemplary work. This month we feature Nancy Hinton, Executive Secretary and Pro Bono Coordinator at Prairie State Legal Services, for her strong advocacy work on behalf of legal aid clients in Kankakee and Iroquois Counties.