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In God They Distrust

...Clause, the section atheists and liberals like to believe codifies "separation of church and state."Considering the case law on the subject, one would think the foundation would understand by now the Establishment Clause was created to keep government...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-10-04/god-they-distrust
Columbia County sheriff will request revision to pawn shop law

...this ordinance can be rewritten to address the sheriff's office concerns, and comply with recent U.S. Supreme Court case law and still respect the constitutional rights of business owners."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-08-27/columbia-county-sheriff-
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
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
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-
Special purpose, local option sales tax 7 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
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
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