US Supreme Court won't block South Carolina gay marriages

...not yet resolved conflicting rulings by federal appeals courts on the issue," he said.While a 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision cleared the way for gay marriages in the circuit that includes South Carolina, Wilson has argued a decision...

Court clears way for gay marriage in South Carolina

...beginning this week ? at least for now.The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., denied the state's request to block...Supreme Court will address conflicting rulings between federal circuit courts of appeal."

Judge issues South Carolina's first gay marriage licenses, despite attorney general's opposition

...Richard Gergel last week threw out the same-sex marriage ban in the South Carolina Constitution.The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused on Tuesday to put Gergel's order on hold. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson then asked Chief...

Court to consider when second mortgage can be void

...allowed Florida homeowners to nullify second loans held by Bank of America. The Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed, but Bank of America says the rulings conflict with other appeals courts and Supreme Court precedent...

Judge says challenge to SC gay marriage ban may proceed, releases Gov. Haley from lawsuit

...protection and due process.Childs ruled that the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to hear an appeal of a 4th Circuit Court of Appeals decision allowing same-sex marriage in Virginia "establishes that, if proven, a failure to recognize a lawful...

SC asks gay marriage challenge dismissal

...well- reasoned opinion" by the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Wilson wrote in a motion filed in federal court...last month refused to hear an appeal of a Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decision allowing same-sex marriage in Virginia...

South Carolina attorney general asks court to stay order allowing gay marriage

...said his order would not take effect until noon Nov. 20 so Wilson could appeal. Wilson asked the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., on Thursday to stay the order until the entire appeals panel can consider the issue. If...

Nonprofit says South Carolina gay marriage ban hurts kids

...opposed all challenges in court, despite the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to hear an appeal of a 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision allowing same-sex marriage in Virginia. South Carolina is the only state in the circuit refusing to...

Review site Yelp battles extortion claims

...said many of the company's critics are businesses that have received bad reviews.Last month, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals tossed out a lawsuit filed by several businesses claiming Yelp extorted them by removing positive reviews after...

Gay marriage issue in attorney general race

...replied that he is obligated to represent the state and defend its laws unless the U.S. Supreme Court or the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals which has jurisdiction over Georgia rules a law unconstitutional. Since neither has weighed in on the state's...