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Court orders EPA to alter rules

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax...pollution by the precise amount they send to downwind states. The appeals court, in its ruling, said the EPA's rule imposed overly strict...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-28/court-orders-epa-alter-rul
Man accused in Charleston church shooting indicted on dozens of federal charges, including hate crimes

...factors frequently invoked by defense attorneys, such as drug addiction or mental illness.Last year, a federal appeals court in Ohio overturned hate-crime convictions against Amish men and women accused in beard- and hair-cutting attacks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-22/man-accused-charleston-church-shoot
Church shooting suspect indicted on 33 counts

...factors frequently invoked by defense attorneys, such as drug addiction or mental illness.Last year, a federal appeals court in Ohio overturned hate-crime convictions against Amish men and women accused in beard- and hair-cutting attacks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-22/church-shooting-suspec
Feds end prosecution of Barry Bonds without conviction

...obstruction of justice for giving a meandering answer to a federal grand jury when asked about injections. A federal appeals court overturned that conviction in April.The DOJ could have asked the high court to take the case. Instead, the DOJ...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-21/feds-end-prosecution-bar
Augusta native to hear Supreme Court case

State Appeals Court Judge Carla Wong McMillian, an Augusta native, will make history Monday when she becomes the first Asian-American to sit on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-09/augusta-native-hear-supreme-c
Augustan sits on Georgia Supreme Court bench for case

...I can't say it's a goal, because I never thought I'd have the opportunity to do it."McMillian, a state appeals court judge, sat in for Justice David Nahmias, who recused himself from the case, which involved a boundary dispute between...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-13/augustan-sits-georgia-
Can KKK 'adopt a highway'? State of Georgia says no; appellate court considers the issue

...expression of speech - it says belonging sends a message to the public that the participant is environmentally conscious.Appeals Court Judge Anne Elizabeth Barnes told Begner the court wants to hear more of his arguments on the application of the U...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-09/can-kkk-adopt-highway-state-georgia
Georgia agriculture commissioner can set Vidalia onion packing date, court rules

...state's famed Vidalia onions, an appeals court has ruled.The Georgia Court...support of many farmers; the appeals court ruling notes that 11 filed briefs...the required certification.The appeals court said Bland's argument is misguided...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-06/georgia-agriculture-commis
Judge warns Alabama counties to comply with Supreme Court and allow gay marriages

...said his Christian beliefs may keep him from issuing same-sex licenses, and he was awaiting final word on a federal appeals court ruling.Shaw said his office will eventually comply, with workers who don't object to gay marriage handling the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-01/judge-warns-alabama-counties-comply
Former AIG CEO sees partial victory in a lawsuit relating to the U.S.

...shareholders," Wheeler wrote.The government may appeal Wheeler's decision, which would be weighed by a federal appeals court. If it stands, it could have an impact on future government actions toward failing financial companies in times of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-15/judges-ruling-aig-bailout-