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Barry Bonds' obstruction conviction thrown out by appeals court

SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction was reversed Wednesday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled his meandering answer before a grand jury in 2003 was not material to the government's investigation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-04-22/barry-bonds-obstruction-
Business news

...that 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...

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

...judge in 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...

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

...agreed 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...

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

...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., 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

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 to consider when second mortgage can be void

...bankruptcy 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...

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

...recent 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...

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

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

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

...However, 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