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Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction could be reversed'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...
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.
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.
Gay couples in South Carolina ask for marriage licenses

...similar events have been held in other Southern states. The Greenville event happens two days after the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Virginia's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. South Carolina is in that judicial circuit...
In free speech case, court rules for Washington tour guides who challenged license regulations

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Friday struck down licensing regulations that required tour guides in the nation's capital to pass an exam testing their knowledge.
Supreme Court rules against Internet startup Aereo in copyright fight with broadcasters

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled a startup Internet company has to pay broadcasters when it takes television programs from the airwaves for subscribers to view.
SC hospital near bankruptcy

...ruling, saying it would have to close if it had to pay the full amount. The hospital has also asked the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to lower the amount it must keep in reserves.
New Jersey's appeal to make sports betting legal is rebuffed

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - The Supreme Court left in place a ban on sports gambling in New Jersey, rebuffing an attempt to bring betting on sporting events to casinos and racetracks.
Union's collusion case against NFL owners kept alive by appeals court

MINNEAPOLIS - A $4 billion lawsuit from the players union accusing NFL team owners of setting a secret salary cap in 2010 was kept alive by a federal appeals court Friday as the sniping between the two sides persists long after the end of the lockout.
Court rules for Pom Wonderful in dispute with Coke

WASHINGTON - Coca-Cola's version of pomegranate juice is not quite the real thing, and a competitor has another chance to prove it in court.