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South Carolina seeks MOX ruling

COLUMBIA - South Carolina has asked a federal judge to rule in the state's favor in a lawsuit seeking to keep viable a nuclear reactor fuel project at the Savannah River Site near...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-16/south-carolina-seeks-mox-ruli
Judge who wrote separate is not equal honored in Charleston

...C. - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, speaking Friday in the city where the Civil War began, said the first federal judge to write an opinion challenging the doctrine of separate but equal decades after it was the law of the land "was morally...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-11/judge-who-wrote-separate-not-
SC strippers sue clubs over wages

...was first reported by The State newspaper. The case is similar to others filed around the country. In September, a federal judge in New York City ruled that exotic dancers at a club there are protected by labor laws and entitled to at least a minimum...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-04-11/sc-strippers-sue-clubs-over-
Ga. Catholic groups win court fight

ATLANTA - A federal judge in Atlanta on Wednesday ruled that certain nonprofit organizations in Georgia affiliated with the Catholic Church are not subject...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-03-27/ga-catholic-groups-win
Augusta whistle-blower still seeking resolution with VA

...professional conduct or competence.The former associate chief nurse, who now lives in Augusta, has taken her case before federal judges, commissions, boards, departments and offices.Each time, she left with the same ruling: They can't help her...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-08/augusta-whistle-blower-still-
In business news

...provide Internet access to remote parts of the world, according to reports from technology blog Techcrunch and CNBC.A FEDERAL JUDGE on Tues day blocked U.S. courts from being used to collect a $9 billion Ecuadorean judgment against Chevron for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-04/business-news
Jets sign Michael Vick, release Mark Sanchez

...concussion injuries agreed Friday to pause their lawsuit to see if it will join other similar cases being reviewed by a federal judge for settlement.Webster's estate and 65 former players and their families sued the NFL in February, claiming the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-03-21/jets-sign-michael-vick-releas
U.S. appeals court upholds Fed's cap on 'swipe' fees

...a lower court's decision in July that favored the merchants and was a setback for banks.In the July ruling, a federal judge struck down the Fed's cap on so-called "swipe fees," saying the Fed didn't have the authority to set the limit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-21/us-appeals-court-upholds-f
SC bill that could close abortion clinics advances

...requirement has become a favored tool for anti-abortion lawmakers across the country to close clinics. In Mississippi, a federal judge has blocked enforcement of a simila r requirement because it would shut down the state's last clinic. Alabama passed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-13/sc-bill-could-close-abortion-
Immigration law dispute likely over as SC, ACLU submit agreement over remaining provisions

...state's immigration law likely will not succeed, according to documents filed in court Monday.It's now up to a federal judge to approve the agreement, in which plaintiffs including the federal government and the American Civil Liberties Union...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-03-03/immigration-law-dispute-likely-over