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Tobacco firms don't have to say they deceived public, court rules

...dangers of smoking, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.The ruling from...provide context for the public.The appeals court ruled that the language must focus...cigarette pack inserts.While the appeals court struck down the preamble to the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-22/tobacco-firms-dont-have-sa
A constitutional can of worms

...Recently the high court heard arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges to settle the split the issue has created among federal appeals courts. Its ruling is expected to answer two questions: Can states ban same-sex marriages? And if so, can they refuse...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-05-04/constitutional-can-wo
Barry Bonds' obstruction conviction thrown out by appeals court

SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction was reversed Wednesday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-04-22/barry-bonds-obstruction-
Business news

Court won't rehear insider trading caseNEW YORK - A federal appeals court refused Friday to reconsider a ruling that dealt a blow to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and the prosecution of insider trading...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-03/business-news
Georgia lawmakers vote as deadline nears

...000 from $5,000. JUDGES' SALARIES: Supreme and Appeals Court judges would receive a $12,000 raise under a bill...supplements. He said the last raise for Supreme and Appeals Court judges was in 1999.Rep. E. Culver "Rusty" Kidd...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-11/georgia-lawmakers-vote-deadli
Many of Deal's top aides, executive branch officials get pay raises

...year-end bonuses.Separately, legislators are considering granting $12,000 pay increases for state Supreme Court and Appeals Court judges, pushing them to $179,000 per year. Pending proposals also would give increases at the trial court level...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-28/many-deals-top-aides-executiv
Georgia House passes $44.6 billion state budget, keeping insurance for part-time school employees

...aimed at helping inmates earn a degree or develop technical skills.The lawmakers also gave judges on the Supreme and Appeals courts a $12,000 salary boost and maintained a $23 million bond for a parking deck near the new Atlanta Falcons stadium...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-26/georgia-house-passes-446
Shadiness on a sunny day

...administration argued the FOIA shouldn't apply to the White House Office of Administration ? an opinion a federal appeals court concurred with in 2009 ? it was the Obama administration that took the official step to change the regulation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-19/shadiness-sunny-day
Federal prosecutor, ATF agent under investigation

...pleaded guilty in 2010 to theft-related charges and was sentenced to 88 months. Jones appealed, and the federal appeals court ordered his case returned to Augusta for a hearing. It is scheduled for Feb. 26.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-02/federal-prosecutor-atf
Speakers had a lot to say about some elected Augustans

...including Augusta's own Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell focused on the life and times of U.S. Sen. Walter F. George, former Appeals Court Judge Norman Underwood offered insights into his colleague the late Carl Sanders, the last Augustan elected governor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-26/speakers-had-lot-say-about-so