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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-19/judge-issues-south-carolinas-
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-20/us-supreme-court-wont-block-
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."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-11-18/court-clears-way-gay-marriage-south
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-17/court-consider-when-second
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-11/judge-says-challenge-sc-gay-m
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 in...month refused to hear an appeal of a Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decision allowing same-sex marriage in Virginia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-10/sc-asks-gay-marriage-c
South Carolina attorney general asks court to stay order allowing gay marriage

...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 the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-13/south-carolina-attorney-gener
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-14/georgia-eyes-probation
Nonprofit says South Carolina gay marriage ban hurts kids

...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 allow...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-07/nonprofit-says-south-carolina
Review site Yelp battles extortion claims

...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 advertising...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-13/review-site-yelp-battles-e