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Civil suit will proceed against GRU officers

...electricity during a traffic stop by a Georgia Regents University police officer has survived its first challenge in U.S. District Court.In an order filed Aug. 21, U.S. District Judge J. Randal Hall dismissed a number of claims against the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-08-27/civil-suit-will-procee
Long prison term imposed for child pornography

...possession of child pornography.Jason Genitski, 34, pleaded guilty to the federal charge in April. On Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Randal J. Hall imposed the prison term which, like all federal prison terms, will be served without parole...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-08-25/long-prison-term-impos
Judge throws out lawsuit over private probation company

...between a south Georgia county and a private probation company has been dismissed.In an order signed Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr. found the defense attorneys for Judicial Alternatives of Georgia made convincing arguments...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-08-24/judge-throws-out-lawsu
Feds allege major drug trafficking operation busted

An indictment unsealed Tuesday in U.S. District Court names 16 people who, federal investigators contend, played various roles in the movement of hundreds of pounds of cocaine and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-08-18/feds-allege-major-drug
Men plead guilty in child sex crimes

...unrelated cases.Randy Houston Mercer pleaded in U.S. District Court to production of child pornography, a crime punishable...second case, Adam Michael Hunt pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for traveling across state lines to engage in a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-08-12/men-plead-guilty-child
Ex-Augusta VA manager released on bond again

...every condition of bond, Cathedral Henderson told a judge Monday.Henderson, 50, has pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court to 50 counts of making false statements. On Monday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Brian Epps released Henderson from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-08-17/augusta-va-manager-rel
Savannah tour guides say city uses testing to illegally influence content of their speech

...ordinance requiring them to earn a city license violates their free speech rights. Both sides recently asked a U.S. District Court judge to decide the case from the bench, without a jury trial.City Hall's attorneys said licensing tour guides...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-15/savannah-tour-guides-say-city
Bottom line

...East or returned to the United States to carry out an even more heinous act of terrorism.Davis' attorney asked U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall for a lighter sentence, based on leniency shown to others whose attempts to join terrorists...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-07-31/bottom-line
Judge doesn't want Tom Brady case in court

A U.S. District Court judge on Thursday ordered the NFL and NFL Players Association to try to resolve their differences over New England Patriots quarterback...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-07-30/judge-doesnt-want-tom-brady-c
Aid to Islamic State ends with maximum penalty for Augusta man

...which there is no parole, Leon Nathan Davis III, 37, will remain on supervised release the rest of his life, U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall ordered.Davis pleaded guilty May 27. He has been in custody since his arrest Nov. 24...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-28/aid-islamic-state-ends