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 court ruling upholding such bans in other states, Attorney General Alan Wilson says in legal arguments filed Monday.
“The 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.
After losing his seat in the U.S. House, Rep. John Barrow is selling his Augusta home.
Barrow spokesman Richard Carbo confirmed Monday that the Democratic congressman put his house on the market after losing his re-election bid last Tuesday. Carbo said Barrow plans to move back to Athens, where his children live and he still has a family home.
Republican Rick Allen, an Augusta construction company owner, received 55 percent of the vote last week to deny Barrow a sixth term in Congress.
ATLANTA — The judge presiding over the Atlanta Public Schools test-cheating trial has lifted an order barring media outlets from reporting a specific story related to the case.
Media reports said Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter on Friday signed an order that prohibited the media, particularly television station Fox 5 Atlanta, from airing “a certain news story.”
Baxter lifted the order during a hearing Monday before media lawyers got a chance to make arguments.
ATLANTA -- Although Georgians may be relieved not to be hearing nine more weeks of political ads, they were likely surprised last Tuesday when the election results proved more decisive than most public surveys had predicted.
For months, the polls had suggested races for governor and senator that would be too close to call, leading to runoffs in December and January when no one got a majority. Even during the Republican primary runoff in May, some polls had Jack Kingston winning instead of the eventual winner, David Perdue.