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Ga. Supreme Court rejects appeal to reinstate Grinstead gag order

The Georgia Supreme Court has decided not to review Duke's appeal.

Georgia's Supreme Court won't reconsider its vote this month to throw out the gag order in the Tara Grinstead case.

A Irwin County judge issued the gag order last year that barred anybody connected to the Tara Grinstead case from talking to the media about it.

Earlier in March, the state court say there was no need for the gag order and no evidence that media coverage has prejudiced the case.

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Ryan Duke's lawyer filed a motion asking them to reconsider that.

But on Thursday, eight of the nine members said no.

Duke's lawyers could still appeal to case to the U.S. Supreme Court and ask them to re-instate the gag order.

Last year, Duke was accused of killing Grinstead, an Irwin County High School teacher, in 2005.

No trial date has been set.