Attorney General Carr Joined 15-State Amicus Brief Urging U.S. Supreme Court to Allow Virginia Church to Define Its Religious Beliefs  

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr joined a 15-state coalition led by Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron in filing an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the First Amendment right of a Virginia church to define who is a minister under its own religious doctrine. New Life in Christ Church is seeking Supreme Court review of a recent ruling by a Virginia state court that denied a tax exemption to the church’s parsonage based on the government’s interpretation of the church’s religious doctrine.

Carr Announces Indictment of Chattahoochee Circuit District Attorney Mark Preston Jones in Muscogee County on Various Felony Charges

ATLANTA, GA —Attorney General Chris Carr today announced the indictment of Chattahoochee Circuit District Attorney Mark Preston Jones on charges of 2 counts of Influencing Witnesses, 2 Counts of Bribery, 2 counts of Violation of Oath by Public Officer, 2 counts of Attempted Violation of Oath by Public Officer, and 1 count of Attempted Subornation of Perjury.  As alleged in the indictment, these charges are all alleged to have occurred in the course of Jones’ employment as the District Attorney.

Carr Joins 17 States in Supreme Court Brief Supporting Religious Charity’s Right to Hire People Who Share Its Faith

ATLANTA, GA— Attorney General Chris Carr joined 17 states Thursday in filing a brief before the U.S. Supreme Court to support the First Amendment rights of Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission.  The Mission is seeking Supreme Court review of a recent ruling by the Washington State Supreme Court that denied the faith-based charity’s First Amendment right to hire employees who share its faith.

 

Carr Warns of Fake Change-of-Address Websites

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is cautioning Georgians who are planning a move to look out for fake change-of-address websites.

Carr Announces Indictment of former Brunswick DA for Violation of Oath of Public Officer and Obstruction of a Law Enforcement Officer

ATLANTA, GA —Attorney General Chris Carr today announced the indictment of former District Attorney Jackie Johnson on charges of Violation of Oath of Public Officer and Obstruction of a Police Officer. As alleged in the indictment, these charges are related to the investigation surrounding the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery.

Attorney General Carr Joins Multistate Coalition to Stop Biden Administration’s Dangerous Immigration Policy

ATLANTA, GA - Attorney General Chris Carr joined a coalition of 16 states to stop the Biden Administration’s so-called “Interim Guidance” which drastically and intentionally curtails enforcement of immigration laws. The policy dramatically halts nearly all deportations and immigration-related arrests, including for those convicted of dangerous aggravated felonies. The  coalition is asking the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to deny the Biden Administration’s request for a stay pending appeal so that President Biden’s illegal refusal to enforce immigration laws will be halted while the Administration’s appeal is ongoing.

Carr Sues Biden Administration to Stop Enforcement of Guidance that Threatens Women’s Sports and Student Employment Privacy

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr, along with 19 states, filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District of Tennessee today. The complaint seeks to stop the Biden Administration from enforcing new, expansive, and unlawful interpretations of federal antidiscrimination laws.

Human Trafficking Unit Indicts Four on Human Trafficking Charges

ATLANTA, GA —Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the office’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit has indicted four individuals on human trafficking charges.  A DeKalb County Grand Jury returned the indictment on August 24th, 2021.

Carr: We’re Working to Prosecute Criminals, Protect Georgians (And Taxpayer Dollars)

ATLANTA, GA Attorney General Chris Carr today provided an update on his office’s work to prosecute criminals and protect Georgians and their taxpayer dollars.

Carr Joins 20-State Push Against Unlawful Rewrite of Federal Gun Laws

ATLANTA, GA - Attorney General Carr joined a 20-state coalition in arguing against the Biden administration’s proposed regulation of firearm parts.