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Georgia Supreme Court To Hear Former DeKalb CEO's Case

Jul 11, 2016

The Supreme Court of Georgia is set to hear an appeal this Monday from DeKalb County's former chief executive officer.

Lawyers for Burrell Ellis say the justices should reverse his convictions because of errors during his trial. Ellis is convicted of perjury and an attempt to commit theft by extortion for pressuring a county contractor to donate to his campaign.

The justices will hear a long list of cases over the next two weeks.

Also on Monday's high court schedule is a case that pits free speech rights against a statute than bans certain verbal abuse.

On Tuesday, the justices are scheduled to hear arguments about whether incoming text messages should have been admitted as evidence in a drug case.