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Across the region

...neither changed.The case is pending in federal court, and Frazier is seeking $3 million in damages.In other newsA FEDERAL JUDGE Wednesday rejected a plea deal that would have kept former Lexington County Sheriff James Metts out of prison on a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-17/across-region
Former Braves pitcher Kris Medlen signs two-year deal with Royals

...32 million to San Diego for catcher Yasmani Grandal and pitching prospects Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin.COURTS: A federal judge has delayed for two months the trial of a cousin of New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez on charges stemming from dealings...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-12-18/former-braves-pitcher-kr
SC gay marriage lawyers seek state legal fees

...CHARLESTON, S.C. - Attorneys whose lawsuit opened the way for same-sex marriages in South Carolina are asking a federal judge to order the state to pay their legal fees.The Post and Courier of Charleston reported that the attorneys are asking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-11/sc-gay-marriage-lawyers-seek
Sweepstakes operators plead guilty to federal charges

...Software Systems, pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy.Mosley, 63, faces a future sentencing date before a federal judge who could impose punishments ranging from up to five years in federal prison to probation.Mosley's son-in-law...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-06/sweepstakes-operators-
SC couple's lawyers seek legal fees from state after gay marriage trial

...CHARLESTON, S.C. - The attorneys whose lawsuit helped open the way for same-sex marriage in South Carolina want a federal judge to order the state to reimburse them more than $150,000 in legal fees.The Post and Courier of Charleston reports...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-11/sc-couples-lawyers-seek-legal
Judge issues South Carolina's first gay marriage licenses, despite attorney general's opposition

...couples could marry in 32 states, parts of Kansas and Missouri, and the District of Columbia. Also Wednesday, a federal judge in Montana ruled the state's ban was unconstitutional.In South Carolina, another marriage license went to Colleen...

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

...first attorney general held in contempt of Congress. Holder announced his resignation in September, one month after a federal judge ordered the release of some 64,000 Justice Department documents on Fast and Furious.The timing of the document release...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-11-16/fast-furious-bitter
US Supreme Court won't block South Carolina gay marriages

...appeals last week's decision by a federal judge tossing out the state constitutional...In Montana on Wednesday, a federal judge ruled that state's ban on gay...week and in a separate case, a federal judge found that the state's refusal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-20/us-supreme-court-wont-block-
Betting prohibition in New Jersey must stay

A federal judge ruled Friday night that New Jersey cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort to boost the state's struggling horse racing and casino industries.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-11-21/betting-prohibition-new-jersey-mu
Justices weigh bias claim of pregnant UPS driver

...pregnant workers, and she urged the justices to let elected lawmakers make these kinds of policy decisions, rather than federal judges.The states are: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-03/justices-weigh-bias-claim-