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Judge issues South Carolina's first gay marriage licenses, despite attorney general's opposition

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A judge issued the first gay marriage licenses and a couple was married in South Carolina on Wednesday, even as the state attorney general asked the U.S. Supreme Court to step in and block the unions.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-19/judge-issues-south-carolinas-
Court clears way for gay marriage in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A federal appeals court on Tuesday cleared the way for same-sex couples to be married in South Carolina beginning this week - at least for now. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-11-18/court-clears-way-gay-marriage-south
Court to consider when second mortgage can be void

...courts allowed Florida homeowners to nullify second loans held by Bank of America. The Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed, but Bank of America says the rulings conflict with other appeals courts and Supreme Court precedent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-17/court-consider-when-second
SC asks gay marriage challenge dismissal

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A federal judge should dismiss a challenge to South Carolina's constitutional ban on gay marriage following last week's federal appeals ruling.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-10/sc-asks-gay-marriage-c
South Carolina attorney general asks court to stay order allowing gay marriage

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Attorney General Alan Wilson asked a federal appeals court Thursday to put on hold a judge's order allowing gay marriage in the state, warning that not doing so will cause irreparable damage to South Carolina.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-13/south-carolina-attorney-gener
Nonprofit says South Carolina gay marriage ban hurts kids

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage is harmful to children with gay parents, according to a court filing this week by a children's rights group.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-07/nonprofit-says-south-carolina
Review site Yelp battles extortion claims

Businesses accuse Yelp of extortion by raising or dropping ratings if they don't advertise.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-13/review-site-yelp-battles-e
Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction could be reversed

...baseball's career home-run leader should have his obstruction of justice conviction thrown out.The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will convene an 11-judge panel in San Francisco to decide whether Bonds' rambling response to a question...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-17/barry-bonds-obstruction-
Federal judge who was arrested on domestic violence charges continues receiving $200,000 salary

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - An Alabama federal judge stripped of his caseload following his arrest on domestic violence charges in Atlanta will continue receiving his annual salary of nearly $200,000.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-08-15/federal-judge-who-was-arrested-dome
Pace of play among issues for next baseball commissioner Rob Manfred

Minutes after he was elected baseball's 10th commissioner, Rob Manfred didn't want to discuss what great issues he expects to take on when he succeeds Selig on Jan. 25.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-15/pace-play-among-issues-n