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October 27, 2004
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Georgia’s Supreme Court struck down the state’s hate crimes law Monday, saying the measure is too broad. The 7-0 ruling came in the case of a white man and woman convicted of beating two black men in Atlanta. It was the first application of the 2000 law, which calls for up to five extra years in prison for crimes in which the victim is chosen because of bias or prejudice.

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