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After weather delay, Georgia to perform rare execution of a woman

...the only entity in Georgia authorized to commute a death sentence, on Wednesday denied Gissendaner clemency. A federal judge in Atlanta rejected a request to halt her execution, and her lawyers have appealed that decision to the 11th U.S...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-01/after-weather-delay-ge
People should check government's power by better preserving liberty

...system is designed for him to do that. However, here again, the system worked.The judicial branch, through a federal judge, blocked key parts of the president's order. This is the system working. The judicial branch should at all times...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-03-01/people-should-ch
Cubs owner Tom Ricketts believes playoffs are within reach

...reconstructed bleachers at Wrigley Field should be ready to open by May 11, five weeks after the season opener. A federal judge last week denied a request from rooftop clubs overlooking the ballpark to temporarily halt installation of signs they...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-02-25/cubs-owner-tom-ricketts-
Falcons release Steven Jackson

...90 receptions in 2006. PANTHERS: Defensive end Greg Hardy is seeking immediate reinstatement from the NFL after a federal judge cleared way for Adrian Peterson's return to the league.Hardy's agent Drew Rosenhaus said Thursday, "We are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-02-26/falcons-release-steven-jackso
Judge's ruling paves way for Adrian Peterson's reinstatement

A federal judge has cleared the way for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to be reinstated, ruling that an NFL arbitrator "failed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-02-26/judges-ruling-paves-way-adria
American Express loses case involving retailer policies

...violated U.S. antitrust laws by barring merchants from asking customers to use one credit card over another, a federal judge ruled Thursday.The case was a major blow to American Express, which argued that its policies kept it competitive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-19/american-express-loses-cas
Duke Energy expects to settle criminal inquiry sparked by ash spill

...electricity company said the proposed settlement could be filed within days. Any settlement would need to be approved by a federal judge."We believe we are close to an agreement," Duke CEO Lynn Good said. The company reported profitsof $1.88 billion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-18/duke-energy-expects-settle
Water, air quality concerns heighten conflict between pig farm and environmental advocates

...in the top two hog-producing states of Iowa and North Carolina ? are growing impatient.Earlier this year, a federal judge in eastern Washington ruled that an industrial dairy farm's manure management practices posed an "imminent and substantial...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-16/water-air-quality-concerns
Federal judge critical of hospital lawyers

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A federal judge has labeled as "time wasters" efforts by attorneys for Memorial Health to remove parts of pleadings in two separate lawsuits...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-07/federal-judge-critical-hospi
SC asks gay marriage challenge dismissal

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A federal judge should dismiss a challenge to South Carolina's constitutional ban on gay marriage following last week's federal appeals court...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-10/sc-asks-gay-marriage-c