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...dealt a blow to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and the prosecution of insider trading on Wall Street.The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a one-paragraph ruling turning down a petition from Bharara's office. It said neither the three-judge...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-03/business-news
After weather delay, Georgia to perform rare execution of a woman

...Atlanta rejected a request to halt her execution, and her lawyers have appealed that decision to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.If Gissendaner's execution happens, she will be the first woman executed in Georgia in 70 years.Lena...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-01/after-weather-delay-ge
Supreme Court could put brakes on government's job bias suits

...to look into whether the EEOC's attempt to settle the case was "sincere and reasonable." But the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago reversed that, saying a court has no business peering into the EEOC's private settlement talks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-11/supreme-court-could-put-br
Court clears way for gay marriage in South Carolina

...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., denied the state's request to block the marriages while it appeals a lower court's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-11-18/court-clears-way-gay-marriage-south
Judge issues South Carolina's first gay marriage licenses, despite attorney general's opposition

...Richard Gergel last week threw out the same-sex marriage ban in the South Carolina Constitution.The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused on Tuesday to put Gergel's order on hold. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson then asked...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-19/judge-issues-south-carolinas-
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

...tide of same-sex marriage cases has run squarely into the extremely well- reasoned opinion" by the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Wilson wrote in a motion filed in federal court in Charleston. Colleen Condon and Nichols Bleckley, who...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-10/sc-asks-gay-marriage-c
Nonprofit says South Carolina gay marriage ban hurts kids

...Court's refusal to hear an appeal of a 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision allowing same-sex marriage in Virginia...ruling on the issue.On Thursday, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that states have the right to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-07/nonprofit-says-south-carolina
South Carolina attorney general asks court to stay order allowing gay marriage

...he said his order would not take effect until noon Nov. 20 so Wilson could appeal. Wilson asked the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., on Thursday to stay the order until the entire appeals panel can consider the issue...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-13/south-carolina-attorney-gener
US Supreme Court won't block South Carolina gay marriages

...courts on the issue," he said.While a 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision cleared the way for gay marriages...Wilson has argued a decision by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding gay marriage bans in several Midwest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-20/us-supreme-court-wont-block-