Georgia Department of Law, from the office of Samuel S. Olens, Attorney General


Attorney General Sam Olens Remains Committed to Defending HB 87

June 27, 2011

Attorney General Sam Olens released the following statement regarding today’s ruling by Judge Thrash in the lawsuit challenging HB 87:

“My office is reviewing today’s opinion from Judge Thrash. I appreciate the speed with which Judge Thrash ruled, given the complexity of the issues. I am pleased with the dismissal of the 4th Amendment, 14th Amendment, “Right to Travel,” and Georgia Constitutional claims by the Plaintiffs – even after this ruling, 21 of the 23 sections of HB 87 will go into effect as planned. My office plans to appeal the Court’s finding that Sections 7 and 8 of the law are preempted.”