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Man accused in Charleston church shooting indicted on dozens of federal charges, including hate crimes

...other factors frequently invoked by defense attorneys, such as drug addiction or mental illness.Last year, a federal appeals court in Ohio overturned hate-crime convictions against Amish men and women accused in beard- and hair-cutting attacks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-22/man-accused-charleston-church-shoot
Church shooting suspect indicted on 33 counts

...other factors frequently invoked by defense attorneys, such as drug addiction or mental illness.Last year, a federal appeals court in Ohio overturned hate-crime convictions against Amish men and women accused in beard- and hair-cutting attacks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-22/church-shooting-suspec
Court orders EPA to alter rules

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-28/court-orders-epa-alter-rul
Feds end prosecution of Barry Bonds without conviction

...of obstruction of justice for giving a meandering answer to a federal grand jury when asked about injections. A federal appeals court overturned that conviction in April.The DOJ could have asked the high court to take the case. Instead, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-21/feds-end-prosecution-bar
Judge warns Alabama counties to comply with Supreme Court and allow gay marriages

...said his Christian beliefs may keep him from issuing same-sex licenses, and he was awaiting final word on a federal appeals court ruling.Shaw said his office will eventually comply, with workers who don't object to gay marriage handling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-01/judge-warns-alabama-counties-comply
Former AIG CEO sees partial victory in a lawsuit relating to the U.S.

...AIG's shareholders," Wheeler wrote.The government may appeal Wheeler's decision, which would be weighed by a federal appeals court. If it stands, it could have an impact on future government actions toward failing financial companies in times...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-15/judges-ruling-aig-bailout-
Discount contact lens retailers given OK to lower prices

...Discount contact lens sellers scored a legal victory in an increasingly bitter pricing war with manufacturers as a federal appeals court cleared the way for a hotly contested law Utah law that could have wide-ranging effects on the $4 billion industry...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-13/discount-contact-lens-retail
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
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
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