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Tobacco firms don't have to say they deceived public, court rules

...cigarettes were designed to increase addiction, but not that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.The ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is a partial win...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-22/tobacco-firms-dont-have-sa
A constitutional can of worms

...Recently the high court heard arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges to settle the split the issue has created among federal appeals courts. Its ruling is expected to answer two questions: Can states ban same-sex marriages? And if so, can they refuse...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-05-04/constitutional-can-wo
Business news

Court won't rehear insider trading caseNEW YORK - A federal appeals court refused Friday to reconsider a ruling that dealt a blow to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and the prosecution of insider trading...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-03/business-news
Shadiness on a sunny day

...Bush administration argued the FOIA shouldn't apply to the White House Office of Administration ? an opinion a federal appeals court concurred with in 2009 ? it was the Obama administration that took the official step to change the regulation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-19/shadiness-sunny-day
Federal prosecutor, ATF agent under investigation

...Jones pleaded guilty in 2010 to theft-related charges and was sentenced to 88 months. Jones appealed, and the federal appeals court ordered his case returned to Augusta for a hearing. It is scheduled for Feb. 26.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-02/federal-prosecutor-atf
Private probation civil rights case headed to trial this spring

...Over the next five years, McGee's civil case moved at a snail's pace through U.S. District Court and the federal appeals court in Atlanta before it was returned to Richmond County Superior Court. Annis transferred the case to Craig late last...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-15/private-probation-civi
Court clears way for gay marriage in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A federal appeals court on Tuesday cleared the way for same-sex couples to be married in South Carolina beginning this week ? at least for now.The...

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

...constitutional ban on gay marriage following last week's federal appeals court ruling upholding such bans in other states, Attorney...Wilson said the ruling, which conflicts with other federal appeals court decisions, will ultimately lead the way to the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-10/sc-asks-gay-marriage-c
SC DMV sued of woman name change

...licenses earlier this month after the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to hear a challenge to a decision by a federal appeals court with jurisdiction over South Carolina. The state Supreme Court put those licenses on hold pending the outcome...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-27/sc-dmv-sued-woman-name
Woman sues to use wife's name on South Carolina driver's license

...earlier this month. That move came after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge to a decision by a federal appeals court with jurisdiction over the state.The state Supreme Court put the licenses on hold pending the outcome of another...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-27/woman-sues-use-wifes-name-sou