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Hasan tops Finnegan in District 6 commission race

...population that is 49.35 percent black.Including residents who are of mixed race including black, according to U.S. District Judge J. Randal Hall's 2012 redistricting order, the percentage minority population is larger in District 6. The total...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-07-22/hasan-tops-fin
Former South Carolina State trustee wants racketeering conviction, other charges dropped

...filed last week, Jonathan Pinson said that prosecutors failed to prove the allegations against him and that U.S. District Judge David Norton made mistakes at trial. Pinson's lawyers said their client was convicted July 3 on 29 counts of racketeering...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-22/sc-state-trustee-wants-convi
Trial highlights NCAA changes already underway

...still be to come, following a three-week trial that ended Friday in a federal courtroom in California.U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken is expected to issue a ruling in the next few months on a request for an injunction that would prohibit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-06-30/trial-highlights-ncaa-cha
Aereo presses case despite Supreme Court setback

...to paying subscribers so that it, too, could claim to be akin to cable service.The matter is now before U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan in New York. Nathan must decide whether to grant broadcasters' request to ban Aereo, which would...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-10/aereo-presses-case-despite
Immigration case costs South Carolina $98,000

...South Carolina has been ordered to pay legal fees to a group that sued the state over its immigration law.U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel on Monday ordered the state to pay $98,000 in attorneys' fees to groups including the American...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-08/immgration-case-costs-sc-980
NFL removes $675 million cap on damages from concussions

...gets concussion damages from the NFL from suing the NCAA or other amateur football leagues.In January, U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had denied preliminary approval of the deal because she worried the money could run out sooner than expected...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-06-25/nfl-removes-675-million-cap-d
South Carolina judge sides with 'robo-calls'

...federal judge has ruled that a South Carolina ban on automated political phone calls is unconstitutional.U.S. District Judge Michelle Childs made that ruling in an order signed earlier this month, The State newspaper reported Tuesday.The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-24/sc-judge-sides-robo-calls
Appeal might delay trial in Episcopal schism in eastern South Carolina

...She noted two of the people named in the motion no longer have leadership roles in the diocese.Last year, U.S. District Judge C. Weston Houck denied motions to move the case to federal court. He ruled hearing it in federal court would disrupt...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-26/appeal-might-delay-trial-epis
Union's collusion case against NFL owners kept alive by appeals court

...reversed a federal judge's order that had rejected the union's collusion claim, sending the case back to U.S. District Judge David Doty for further proceedings. The three-judge appeals court panel that heard oral arguments in January disagreed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-06-20/unions-collusion-case-against
NCAA President Mark Emmert rails against prospect of pay for athletes

...experience."Emmert's testimony came in a much-anticipated appearance as the NCAA tries to convince U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken that its system of so-called amateurism is not anti-competitive and is the best model for regulating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-06-19/ncaa-president-mark-emmert-rails-