Recent Cases and Legal Analysis

Georgia Supreme Court strikes down Georgia sex offender law

November 21, 2007
The Georgia Supreme Court today struck down a critical portion of Georgia’s Sex Offender Registration law by declaring its residency restrictions unconstitutional. In Mann v. Georgia Department of Corrections, the Court held that the statute unconstitutionally forces individuals to move whenever a new child care facility, church or school happens to move within 1,000 feet [&he…

Georgia judge under fire for $1 million defense bill in death penalty trial

November 1, 2007
Things have now gotten ugly in the ongoing controversy over the death penalty trial for Brian Nichols in Atlanta, Georgia. Yesterday, Judge Craig Schwall called Judge Hilton Fuller, the judge presiding over the Nichols circus, a “fool” and a “disgrace” for his handling of the Nichols case. The email was provided by an unknown source […]

Rapper T.I. to be released on bond by federal magistrate judge

October 26, 2007
Earlier today, Magistrate Judge Baverman agreed to allow T.I. (Clifford Harris, Jr.) to post bond while facing federal criminal charges in Atlanta. Last week, T.I.’s defense lawyers asked the judge for a multi-million dollar bond with home detention and close supervision. Today, the judge granted the request and set T.I.’s bond at $3 million with […]

Rapper T.I. facing federal gun charges in Atlanta, Georgia

October 15, 2007
Rapper T.I. was arrested this weekend in Atlanta, Georgia on federal firearm charges. He was in Atlanta to collect a handful of awards at the BET Hip-Hop award show. Instead, he spent the weekend at the federal detention center awaiting his initial appearance this afternoon. This afternoon, Magistrate Judge Alan Baverman informed T.I. about the […]

Federal drug trial in Rome, Georgia

October 4, 2007
A federal criminal trial in Rome, Georgia continues today. It’s an interesting case involving a local businessman (Mario Armas) who is accused of funding a multi-million dollar drug smuggling operation. He is charged with violating federal drug laws, and also of being involved in a Continuing Criminal Enterprise. He is looking at 20 years minimum […]




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