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, which ruled his meandering answer before a grand jury in 2003 was not material to the government's investigation...

NFL reinstates Adrian Peterson

...back to the NFL for re-arbitration. The league promptly appealed Doty's decision to a higher court.The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals won't hear that case for months, so those proceedings will be merely for principle in the ongoing dispute between...

Con job at law firm to end criminal career

...paroled in 1983, according to an Asso cia ted Press article in November of that year. On Feb. 8, 1984, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals handed Owen probably his biggest win when it reversed the convictions for attempted murder of a police officer.Later...

Business news

...blow to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and the prosecution of insider trading on Wall Street.The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a one-paragraph ruling turning down a petition from Bharara's office. It said neither the three-judge...

First settlement reached in Sentinel Offender Services suit

...imprisonment.During the past five years, the case dragged through the federal court system. A ruling by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in 2013 sent the case back to Richmond County Superior Court for disposition.In December, McGee's case was...

Trial date set for one of the civil cases against private probation firm

...State Court.Starting in 2010, the case dragged through the federal court system. A 2013 ruling by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals sent the case back to Richmond County Superior Court.In December, McGee's case was reassigned to Judge Daniel...

After weather delay, Georgia to perform rare execution of a woman

...Atlanta rejected a request to halt her execution, and her lawyers have appealed that decision to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.If Gissendaner's execution happens, she will be the first woman executed in Georgia in 70 years.Lena Baker...

Supreme Court could put brakes on government's job bias suits

...look into whether the EEOC's attempt to settle the case was "sincere and reasonable." But the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago reversed that, saying a court has no business peering into the EEOC's private settlement talks...

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...