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Society's values decaying

In 1963, Madelyn Murray O'Hair, an atheist, along with the U.S. Supreme Court, took the Bible and prayer out of our schools. Without that influence, there was no guide or rule to set boundaries for right...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-07-29/societys-values-decaying
Behind closed doors

...Remember, this is the same president who, during his 2010 State of the Union address, inelegantly attacked the U.S. Supreme Court for its Citizens United ruling that helped pave the way for super PACs.This is the same president who, in his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-29/behind-closed-doors
Georgia wants same-sex marriage lawsuit dismissed

...reject Plaintiffs' invitation to disregard controlling precedent, decline to anticipate a future ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, and dismiss Plaintiffs' claims in their entirety."Beth Littrell, a senior attorney for Lambda Legal and co-counsel...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-21/georgia-wants-same-sex-marria
Feds to review Ga. Medicaid backlog

...the ACA and would have made more people eligible. Georgia has opted against expansion, citing the cost. (The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states cannot be compelled to do it.)Yet an enrollment surge is still anticipated. That's because...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-07-15/feds-review-ga-medicaid-
Roger Bettis' 2010 rape conviction for brutal attack at MCG in Augusta, reversed on appeal

...of their ability to hire counsel, but they also are guaranteed the right to represent themselves.In 1975, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the issue is whether a defendant knowingly and intelligently waives the constitutional right to an attorney...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-15/roger-bettis-2010-rape
Obama bans discrimination against federal workers and contractors who are gay and transgender

...said Peter Sprigg, the council's senior fellow for policy studies.Obama's action came on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling in the Hobby Lobby case that allowed some closely held private businesses to opt out of the federal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-21/obama-bans-discrimination-
Bill would ban abortions after 19 weeks

...pregnancy ends up before the U.S. Supreme Court.The legislation, co-sponsored...go against decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court, anti-abortion activists...chance of getting heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.The bill's supporters...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-06/bill-would-ban-abortions-afte
'A victory for freedom'

If you like your religious freedoms, you can keep them. For now.The U.S. Supreme Court narrowly ruled Monday that business owners with religious objections can't be forced to pay for women's birth control under...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-06-30/victory-freedom
Court is paternalistic

In the Hobby Lobby case, which we must know affects only women, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that an employer could deny, through its health coverage, access to some legally approved birth control methods for its...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-07-06/court-paternalistic
Anderson woman is Miss South Carolina

...a question about whether she thought Americans should be allowed to protest abortion clinics, based on a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.The Upstate dominated the pageant. Miss Boiling Springs Lauren Cabaniss finished second, Miss Fountain...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-29/anderson-woman-miss-south-ca