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The opposite of perestroika

...wrote, "they face ruinous fines - $4.5 million a year for just two of the Little Sisters' 30 homes."Sadly, the courts may be freedom's last refuge. As the USA Today editorial noted last month, "So far, the government is on a (legal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-02-15/opposite-perestroika
Our rights under siege

...board's warning and all other concerns, and as the nation naps through yet another assault on civil liberties, the courts may be the last refuge for our increasingly abused and neglected Bill of Rights.May history forgive us.On second thought...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-01-28/our-rights-under-sieg
Supreme Court ruling on healthcare overhaul due today

...could lose health care benefits through the decision.Neither candidate has any direct influence over the decision. The court may uphold the health care law, strike it down or deem the requirement that most Americans carry health insurance unconstitutional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2012-06-27/supreme-court-ruling-healthcare-ove
Some still awaiting resolution of Masters Tournament ticket arrests

...that Epps is ready to accept, and neither was Stephen Sherman, who was arrested the same day as Epps.Sherman went to court May 10, pleaded not guilty and asked for a bench trial. That was granted before Magistrate Judge Scott Allen on June 11...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-08-30/some-still-awaiting-re
Graham doubts civilian trials for 9/11 suspects

...conspirators should be tried in military court at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.Graham says civilian courts may be the right venue for some terrorism cases, such as low-level al-Qaida operatives and the accused Christmas airliner...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-11-28/graham-doubts-civilian-trial
Latest News | Crime & courts | Government
What might happen? A look at likely outcomes

...purchasing insurance. The appeals court said it was bound by the federal Anti-Injunction Act, which says federal courts may not hear challenges to taxes, or anything that lookslike a tax, until after the taxes are paid.So if the justices...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2012-06-27/what-might-happen-look-likely-outco
For the record

...submit to future testing and attend a risk-reduction program Lorenzo Dexter Young , 37, of the 100 block of Dillard Court, May 6: 10 days in jail, 12 months' probation, fined $941 and ordered to perform 30 days of community service, undergo...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2009-11-26/record
Crime & courts | Richmond Neighbors | Crime & Courts
Mayfield is sued by stepmom

...from NASCAR. She's seeking compensatory and punitive damages of more than $10,000 each and "further relief as the Court may deem just and proper." Jeremy Mayfield's comments in several interviews came after his stepmother signed an affidavit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/07/30/nas_542525.shtml
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Officials consider youth curfew

...of violating this article shall be subject to punishment as set forth in the city code section 1-13. The municipal court may require a specified number of hours of community service in lieu of a fine or imprisonment or order the parent or guardian...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/02/05/met_186137.shtml
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Across South Carolina

...hires will be doing the field work of directly courting voters, McCain spokesman B.J. Boling said. Domestic violence courts may be set up CHARLESTON - Charleston County is on the verge of dedicating three courtrooms exclusively to prosecuting criminal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/08/21/met_140455.shtml
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