Atlanta, Jan. 26, 2017 – The Supreme Court of Georgia will hold a special session of oral
arguments at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta next Tuesday, Jan. 31. Court will be
held in the law school’s Tull Auditorium, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Each year, the state’s highest court hears cases around the state for the purpose of making the
court’s business and the judicial process more accessible to the public.
During this session, the court will hear appeals in two cases: In the first, a federal court is asking
the state Supreme Court whether a service that streams music over the internet is exempt from a
Georgia statute that outlaws the transfer of sound recordings without the owner’s consent. In the
second, two women who have been charged with racketeering for illegally getting oxycodone by
lying to doctors, are appealing a Georgia Court of Appeals decision that upholds the charge.
As always, media are welcome. Due to limited capacity, any media planning to attend – print or
broadcast – should complete and submit by Monday, Jan. 30 the media request form located on
the court’s website: www.gasupreme.us. Also, please familiarize yourself beforehand with the
court’s Media Rules.