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‘Tyrannical partiality’ ascribed to Brunswick drug court judge

'Tyrannical partiality' ascribed to Brunswick drug court judge
November 9, 2011 --

A coastal Georgia judge whose actions drew national attention now must defend herself against formal charges that she denied a suicidal defendant and others the right to due process and ignored conflicts of interest with her family members. Judge Amanda Williams’ conduct amounted to “tyrannical partiality,” the Judicial Qualifications Commission said today.

Aug. 4

August 4, 2010 --

Transgender woman fired by state gets her job back State reviewing Atlanta’s CRCT cheating report T.I.’s club may lose liquor license Georgia makes worst stimulus projects list Cobb grand jury investigates court reporter fees Group calls for Cherokee commissioner’s ouster Inquiry into Hall Co. consultant payments may wrap up next month Inmates sue Camden County […]

Negligence claim vs. deputies revived in courthouse shootings

Negligence claim vs. deputies revived in courthouse shootings
March 18, 2010 --

Survivors of the 2005 Fulton County Courthouse shootings have made a sufficiently strong case to revive their lawsuit alleging negligence by security officers, the Georgia Court of Appeals has ruled. Court workers contend sheriff’s deputies did little or nothing to step up security around inmate Brian Nichols and compromised courthouse safety by misusing sick leave and leaving their posts for a breakfast run.

March 12

March 12, 2010 --

Officers posed with Roethlisberger hours before complaint Ex-Columbus judge’s court reporter not certified for nine months Former Dodge County sheriff pleads guilty to vote-buying Court rules Ken Hodges can’t be sued over Phoebe Putney case Property tax legislation clears Senate Brian Nichols case weighs on public defender system Contractor pays $800K settlement over Clean Water […]

Fired police chief claims indigence, asks DeKalb to pay to transcribe appeal

Fired police chief claims indigence, asks DeKalb to pay to transcribe appeal
December 4, 2009 --

Terrell Bolton, formerly DeKalb County’s $162,000-a-year police chief, is claiming indigence as he tries to get his job back. Bolton says he can’t afford to pay a court reporter to transcribe the four-day hearing held on his appeal of his dismissal. Bolton was fired in February for insubordination and misuse of county vehicles, including a $32,000 Range Rover and a $55,000 Mercedes Benz assigned for his use.