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Judge drops contempt citation, lists grievances against Columbia County court clerk

...files may contain documents that the judge files himself, Roper wrote.Judges are permitted by state statute and by case law to file documents as the court, according to the citations in Roper's memo.As examples of "Mason's misfeasance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-17/judge-drops-contempt-c
Palmetto Pipeline surveys continue despite state denial of project

...need) petition is denied they have no right to survey," he said. "It's not a live application right now. Georgia case law is very clear. If the landowner does not give permission, they could risk breach of the peace by coming on the land...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-14/pipeline-surveys-continue-de
Bill for accessing top hospital salaries varies

...focused on citizens and is not a mechanism by which a public agency can try to make money," Manheimer said. "Georgia case law explains that the Open Records Act is intended to maximize public access. In short, high fees should not be an impediment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-29/bill-accessing-top-hospital-
Supreme Court could put brakes on government's job bias suits

...out settlement talks.If the high court affirms the decision, it would help the EEOC overturn nearly four decades of case law that has allowed courts outside the 7th Circuit to get a look at the settlement process and derail EEOC suits.Some federal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-11/supreme-court-could-put-br
Georgia police chiefs meet in Augusta for winter training conference

...and white supremacy, updates to the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) process, legal and case law updates, managing media in mass casualty events and developing leadership. But it was a panel discussion on Tuesday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-27/georgia-police-chiefs-
Disputed Oklahoma high school game won't be replayed

...an Oklahoma City powerhouse after an improperly enforced penalty with 64 seconds left."There is neither statute nor case law allowing this court discretion to order the replay of a high school football game," Judge Bernard Jones said Thursday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2014-12-11/disputed-okl
Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison for killing girlfriend

...intruder on Valentine's Day 2013.At the sentencing, Masipa delivered an hour-long, nuanced argument that dwelled on case law, the principle of clemency, the danger that a light sentence could embolden victims to take the law into their own hands...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-10-21/oscar-pistorius-sentenced-five-ye
South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell suspends himself from office

...common law misconduct in office," could result in a 10-year sentence, Solicitor General Robert Cook wrote, citing case law. Furthermore, allegations that he used campaign donations for personal use could be considered a "crime of moral turpitude...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-11/south-carolina-house-spe
SPLOST questions

...opinion" about the proposal, according to Association County Commissioners Georgia, citing Georgia Code 21-5-30 and case law.It's legal and not unusual, though, for groups to form and raise funds to spend to promote passage or defeat of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/election/splost7
SPLOST question: Is it OK to campaign for or against passage of the sales tax referendum?

...opinion" about the proposal, according to Association County Commissioners Georgia, citing Georgia Code 21-5-30 and case law.It's legal and not unusual, though, for groups to form and raise funds to spend to promote passage or defeat of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-04-30/splost-questio