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Scott Key
I specialize in appellate law and habeas corpus
Interests: reading, and blogging, my wife and three children
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Khahn Dinh Phan v. State of Georgia Case Number S10A0374 Vote: 4-3 For the Majority: Melton, Nahmias, Hines, and Carley For the Minority: Hunstein, Benham, and Thompson Opinion Authors: Majority Opinion by Justice Melton Concurring Opinion by Justice Nahmias Dissenting... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2010 at Georgia Appellate Law Blog
Nightmare of federal sentencing guidelines. Bob Barr's blog post at the AJC on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2010 at Georgia Appellate Law Blog
Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Georgia announced that opinions will issue on several cases on Monday, including the JQC action into Judge Kenneth Fowler and a set of attorney discipline cases. A list of cases can be found here. Speaking... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2010 at Georgia Appellate Law Blog
PD director's bid for bench criticized. Steven Bright sent a letter to the Judicial Nominating Committee expressing serious reservations about Mack Crawford's nomination to replace Johnnie Caldwell, the judge who abruptly resigned from the Superior Court of Spalding County. Two... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2010 at Georgia Appellate Law Blog
I was stoked on June 7. I had two arguments at the Georgia Supreme Court. For an appellate law nerd like myself, going to the Supreme Court is like getting to suit up an play pro ball. By that tortured... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2010 at Georgia Appellate Law Blog
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Mar 15, 2010
I finally decided that I am done with Lexis Nexis Time Matters. It's horrible, really. The forms are complicated. The user interface is bloated. They don't make it for the Mac. If you remote into it, as many solo practitioners... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2010 at Georgia Appellate Law Blog
Seth Godin's blog yesterday is particularly relevant to an inevitable moment between lawyers and clients, particularly in something like appellate law or criminal defense. Whenever you are in the position of helper to people who are going through crisis, often... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2010 at Georgia Appellate Law Blog
IMG_6396, originally uploaded by J. Scott Key. Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2010 at Georgia Appellate Law Blog
Posted Jan 17, 2010 at Georgia Appellate Law Blog
The best marketing advice I ever heard came to me from an older lawyer in a conversation I had with him just after I passed the bar. He said, "take care of the client, and the rest will take care... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2010 at Georgia Appellate Law Blog
My argument before the Georgia Supreme Court is available for viewing here. Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2010 at Georgia Appeals
A am very excited to be representing a worthy client before the Georgia Supreme Court at oral argument. Even better, I am thrilled to have worked with such a talented team to put the brief and argument together. The Supreme... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2010 at Georgia Appellate Law Blog
I want to take a moment to talk about two great meetings that are significant, in their own way, to Georgia appellate law and were indispensable to me. One was a luncheon on Friday the other was a class I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2010 at Georgia Appellate Law Blog
Channel 2's website reports the story here. The ABA Journal reports it here. Judge Woods was the Chief Superior Court Judge for the Mountain Judicial Circuit Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2010 at Georgia Appellate Law Blog
We are a Georgia Law Firm with an Emphasis on Appellate Law You may reach us at scottkey@bellsouth.net Call us at 678-610-6624 (o) We are located at 70 Macon Street, McDonough, GA 30253 www.jscottkey.com Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2010 at Georgia Appellate Law Blog
Brogdon v. State. Cert was granted on August 5, 2009. Here is the case in a nutshell: On appeal, defendant attacked the validity of a search warrant which sought all his medical records from treatment at a medical center shortly... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2010 at Georgia Appellate Law Blog
Perhaps the best-kept secret of Governor Sonny Perdue's legacy as governor will be the impact he has had on the judiciary. A set of posts could be devoted to his legacy on indigent defense as a whole and the long-term... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2010 at Georgia Appellate Law Blog
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Jan 2, 2010
Please contact me: 404-993-9272 (c); 678-610-6624 (o) scottkey@bellsouth.net. Scott