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Across the region

...board's order did not say why it decided to spare Waldrip from the death chamber.In other newsSOUTH CAROLINA'S HIGHEST court says that the state's top prosecutor has the authority to investigate House Speaker Bobby Harrell. The state Supreme...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-09/across-region
Court robs citizens' rights

...the age of the rights of men, all men being equal and all, these arrangements no longer exist. Or do they?The highest court in our country recently has said that corporations (fiefdoms) can impose their beliefs on their employees (serfs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-07-07/court-robs-citizens-righ
San Francisco, Berkeley try to become first US cities to impose soda tax

...16 ounces. The move was shot down after legal challenges spearheaded by the beverage industry, with the state's highest court ruling last month that the city's Board of Health overstepped its authorities by imposing the cap.The beverage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-08/san-francisco-berkeley-try
Can't make employers cover contraception, Supreme Court says

...justices' 5-4 decision is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious...unclear how many women potentially are affected by the high court ruling. Hobby Lobby is by far the largest employer of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-30/cant-make-employers-cover-co
South Carolina Supreme Court mulls case that pits Attorney General Alan Wilson against House Speaker Harrell

...ethics allegations against Harrell.It's now up to the high court to consider if a circuit judge was right earlier this year...issue their ruling later. A month ago, the state's high court ruled Wilson could continue his investigation while his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-24/south-carolina-supreme-court-
For the record

...with intent to distribute, a misdemeanor count of possession of marijuanaSteven Brian Holley, 33, of the 500 block of High Court Drive, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, a misdemeanor count of possession of marijuanaRebecca...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-06-24/record
Supreme Court rebukes EPA, but mainly leaves intact program to deal with carbon emissions

...unambiguously correct" in using existing federal law to address global warming.The agency's authority came from the high court's 2007 ruling in Massachusetts v. EPA, which said the Clean Air Act gives EPA power to limit emissions of greenhouse...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-23/supreme-court-rebukes-epa-
Defrocked Methodist minister appeals ruling

...appeals panel is expected as early as today. The losing side will appeal to the Ju dicial Counsel, the denomination's highest court.Even if the Judicial Counsel weighs in, the case is unlikely to have broader implications for a denomination so...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2014-06-20/defrocked-methodist-mini
Georgia bar wants Georgia House speaker investigated

...Ga., resident who was seriously injured in a crash and hired Ralston's law firm. The legal group is asking the high court to appoint a special master to investigate.The petition accuses Ral ston of allowing the man's case to languish for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-26/georgia-bar-wants-house-speak
Supreme Court rules against Internet startup Aereo in copyright fight with broadcasters

...backed Aereo, warning the court not to try to predict the future of television.Indeed, Scalia himself noted that the high court came within a vote of declaring videocassette recorders "contraband" when it ruled 5-4 for Sony Corp. in a case...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-25/supreme-court-rules-agains