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New Jersey's appeal to make sports betting legal is rebuffed

...integrity of their games. President Obama's administration also joined in the legal fight, opposing New Jersey.A trial judge ruled against the state and his ruling was upheld by a divided panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-06-23/new-jerseys-appeal-m
Appeals court: Judge has no place in school grades

...the state Court of Appeals, a trial judge should have dismissed a student's...recalculate his grades at all. A trial judge agreed and ordered the district...equal footing academically."The trial judge should have dismissed the case...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-30/appeals-court-judge-has-no-pl
Recusal request denied for Augusta man facing capital murder trial

...opposed the motion, citing a 2013 Supreme Court decision that found recusal wasn't necessary in a case where the trial judge previously approved search warrants.Judge Sheryl B. Jolly denied the motion.Jones, 27, has pleaded not guilty...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-04-24/recusal-request-denied
Man pleads guilty to killing friend

...took responsibility in Richmond County Su perior Court, saying he wanted to spare Wickert's family the pain of a trial.Judge James G. Blanchard Jr. accepted the negotiated plea and sentenced Leon-Guerrero to life in prison. He will be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-05-08/man-pleads-guilty-kill
South Carolina high court reverses Augusta man's murder sentence

...implicated in the 2001 kidnapping and shooting death of 16-year-old Samuel J. Sturrup Jr.The court found the trial judge erred in ruling that Barnes could not represent himself.Barnes had been arrested in 2002, after authorities cracked...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-01-20/south-carolina-high-co
Supreme Court limits lawsuits over frequent flier programs, rules against Minnesota rabbi

...in travel credit vouchers, 78,500 bonus miles, a voucher for his son and $491 in cash reimbursements.A federal trial judge cited Supreme Court cases involving claims against frequent flier programs in dismissing Ginsberg's lawsuit. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-02/supreme-court-limits-lawsu
Man's conviction of murder is reversed

...reversed by the Georgia Supreme Court on Monday because the trial judge let the jury hear improper evidence. Monday's decision...state Supreme Court justices ruled unanimously that the trial judge erred when he allowed the prosecutor to bring out Mr...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/09/25/met_145010.shtml
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Hackett trial witnesses may be monitored

...wrongful-death lawsuit involving the beating death of 9-month-old Jessica Hackett could find themselves monitored by the trial judge to see if they lied under oath. Circuit Judge Costa Pleicones ordered on Monday that certain case file documents and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/06/03/met_209338.shtml
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Killer seeking retrial

...should be retried, because, among other reasons, the trial judge failed to instruct the jury properly. The former Lakeside...rare-fact scenario here." While instructing the jury, the trial judge -- Marc Westbrook of South Carolina's General Sessions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/05/met_221900.shtml
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Error doesn't merit retrial for teen

...Supreme Court ruled Monday to uphold the July felony murder conviction of the Evans teen, even though justices said the trial judge committed an error in charging the jury. In a decision written by Justice Carol W. Hunstein, the high court found...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/06/09/met_230486.shtml
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