SC couple's lawyers seek legal fees from state after gay marriage trial

...Bright's proposal.Earlier the U.S. Supreme Court had refused to hear an appeal of a decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, overturning Virginia's ban on gay marriage. That opened the way to gay marriages...

Court clears way for gay marriage in South Carolina

...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...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...

Some Atlantic Coast Conference stars toil in the shadow of Florida State

...Mariota was going 80 mph in a 55 mph zone outside of Eugene. He faces a fine of up to $260 and was given a Lane County Circuit Court date of Dec. 11, which is the same day as the Home Depot College Football Awards in Orlando, Fla. POSTPONED: The...

Court to consider when second mortgage can be void

...courts 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

...equal 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...

SC asks gay marriage challenge dismissal

...extremely 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...

South Carolina Supreme Court will hear lawsuit on North Augusta's Project Jackson development

...violated the state's Tax Increment Financing law when it approved an ordinance to fund the development.After S.C. Circuit Court Judge Ernest Kinard ruled in favor of the city, Donohue filed an appeal with the state appellate court in October...

US Supreme Court won't block South Carolina gay marriages

...he said.While a 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision cleared the...a decision by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding gay marriage...supporting the position of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, which is more consistent...

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

...he 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...