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Supreme Court could put brakes on government's job bias suits

The Supreme Court could put the brakes on the Obama administration's growing crackdown against companies facing claims of discrimination against women, minorities and other protected groups.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
US Supreme Court won't block South Carolina gay marriages

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday refused to block gay marriages in South Carolina but Attorney General Alan Wilson said the issue is still not settled.
SC couple's lawyers seek legal fees from state after gay marriage trial

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The attorneys whose lawsuit helped open the way for same-sex marriage in South Carolina want a federal judge to order the state to reimburse them more than $150,000 in legal fees.
Review site Yelp battles extortion claims

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