University, Doctors appeal Columbia County decision

...almost certainly going to happen," Burr said. The parties could also file suit in Superior Court and then to the Court of Appeals and even ask for a hearing from the Georgia Supreme Court, he said. That could push the final resolution into 2017...


...double-amputee Olympian's conviction on the lesser charge of culpable homicide.The sensational case will go to the Supreme Court of Appeal, which will review the murder trial of Pistorius, who fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through the closed...

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

...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 in other...

Court clears way for gay marriage in South Carolina

...for now.The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., denied the state's...decision by the 6th U.S. Cir cuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati upholding gay marriage...conflicting rulings between federal circuit courts of appeal."

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

...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.Hundreds...

Georgia eyes probation reform

...Transparency and oversight are probably the two key catch phrases that are driving what we're doing," said Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Michael Boggs, co-chair of the governor's Criminal Justice Reform Council.A highly critical state audit...

US Supreme Court won't block South Carolina gay marriages

...the issue," he said.While a 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision cleared the way for gay marriages in the circuit...Wilson has argued a decision by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding gay marriage bans in several Midwest states...

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

...expedite or dismiss the appeal.Kelly Zier, an attorney representing North Augusta, said the case will bypass the Court of Appeals to be heard in the Supreme Court. Zier said the city hopes the move will lead to a quicker resolution so bonds can...

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...