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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama|
|Appointed by:||George W. Bush|
|Active:||2/12/2002 - Present|
|Chief:||2003 - 2010|
|Preceded by:||Alex Howard|
|Home State:||Lexington, VA|
|Undergraduate:||Hollins College, B.A., 1972|
|Law School:||U. of Texas Law, J.D., 1975|
Early life and education
A native of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Granade graduated from Hollins College with her bachelor's degree in 1972 and later graduated from the University of Texas Law School with her Juris Doctorate 1975.
Granade started her legal career in 1975 as a law clerk for former Federal Appeals Judge John Godbold in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. In 1976, Granade joined the US Attorney's Office in the Southern District of Alabama as a Assistant US Attorney. She served in this position from 1977 until 2001, when she was appointed as an interim US Attorney by President George W. Bush. She remained an interim US Attorney until her appointment to the Federal Bench in 2001.
Southern District of Alabama
On the unanimous recommendation of Senators Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby, Granade was nominated by President George W. Bush on September 4, 2001 to a seat vacated by Alex Howard. Granade was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on February 4, 2002, and received commission on February 12, 2002. Granade served as Chief Judge of the Court from 2003-2010.
Steroid case (2009)
*USA v. Tucker 1:08-cr-00160-CG
After a plea agreement, Judge Granade sentenced a Colorado doctor to twenty-one months in federal prison for dispensing anabolic steroids outside his professional practice.
The case was the result of a probe into a Mobile-area pharmacy that shipped steroids illegally to hundreds of people. An affidavit said that Brett Branch, a business associate, sent Tucker order forms for patients seeking steroids and human growth hormone. 
|Federal judicial offices|
|Southern District of Alabama
|Magistrate judges||William Cassady • Bert Milling • Katherine Nelson • Sonja Bivins •|
|Former Article III judges||
William Crawford • Charles Tait • John Gayle • William Giles Jones • Richard Busteed • George Washington Lane • John Bruce • Emmett Cox • Harry Theophilus Toulmin • Robert Tait Ervin • John McDuffie • Thomas Pittman • William Hand • Daniel Thomas • Richard Vollmer • Alex Howard •
|Former Chief judges|