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Convicted killer wins some relief in prison term

...convicted of murder, and multiple counts of aggravated assault and armed robbery and weapon charges.But the state's highest court ruled that the five aggravated assault convictions should have merged with the attempted armed robbery and armed robbery...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-11-16/convicted-killer-wins-
Judge to hear Kinder Morgan pipeline appeal

...process and reconsider his decision. Usually judges don't say how they're going to rule until they issue a written decision some weeks after a hearing.However she rules, it's likely that the case will be appealed to a higher court.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-11-12/judge-hear-kinder-morgan-pipe
Confronting discrimination head-on

...exclusion, which had been specifically prohibited by the high court a year earlier in Batson v. Kentucky.We don't see...the jury likely was not decisive. And, in fact, the high court might not even go so far as to weigh the merits of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-11-06/confronting-discrimin
Legal lines drawn over judges' filing in probation suit

...mission have engaged in a war of words laid out in briefs submitted to the high court over an issue that first arose in the civil rights lawsuits filed against...date of Nov. 2 has been set for oral arguments before the state's highest court.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-10-12/legal-lines-drawn-over
French data privacy regulator rejects Google appeal

...Google had accused the watchdog of doing.Its latest order came in response to the May 2014 ruling from Europe's highest court that people have the right to control what appears when their name is searched online. It is up to the data privacy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-21/french-data-privacy-regula
Legal issues in Episcopal split going to SC Supreme Court

CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Carolina's highest court will hear arguments this week in the legal fight stemming from the acrimonious split in the Episcopal Church in eastern South Carolina...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-09-20/legal-issues-episcopal-split-
Tax commissioner prevails in state's highest court

...allowed the tax commissioner to not keep positions filled.Kendrick's attorneys said in May oral arguments before the high court that Cochran had the opportunity to apply for other positions, but didn't.The court also affirmed a lower court...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-09-16/tax-commissioner-prevail
Columbia County teen's murder conviction affirmed

...neighbor was fairly tried and convicted, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled.In an opinion released Monday, the state's highest court determined that the murder conviction and the sentence imposed on Lacy Aaron Schmidt was fair for the Jan. 31, 2011...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-09-14/columbia-county-teens-
Tevin Coleman to start at running back for Falcons in season opener

...U.S. District Judge David Doty, handing the union a rare defeat in his courtroom, first denied the motion.The higher court of appeals kept the case alive by sending it back to Doty, who recused himself and let Davis take over. BROWNS: The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-09-08/tevin-coleman-start-running-b
Civil rights activist Julian Bond dead at 75

...later wrote a friend-of-the-court brief for the American Civil Liberties Union when Bond's case was before the high court."If this was another movement, they would call him the PR man, because he was the one who wrote the best, who framed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-08-16/civil-rights-activist-julian-bond-d