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Needless regulation

...Obama administration said it has no plans to suspend the rules, but the administrative stay requested by various state attorneys general lays the groundwork for a legal challenge.We hope so, as the rules should surely be found unconstitutional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-08-22/needless-regulation
Former Aiken jailer charged in wife's death absent at hearing

...either, which he said is also largely administrative in nature with no judge present.Representatives of the state attorney general's office did not attend Friday's hearing.Blakley, 23, was arrested in June in the fatal shooting of his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-08-21/former-aiken-jailer-ch
Kinder Morgan appeals Georgia DOT decision against the Palmetto Pipeline in its certificate of need request

...is no formal process for pipelines in their state, five South Carolina lawmakers requested guidance from the state attorney general last month to determine whether it would be unconstitutional for a for-profit company to seize private land...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-17/kinder-morgan-appeals-georgi
South Carolina Attorney General opinion fuels bills against Kinder Morgan's pipelines

...efforts to save landowners from losing their property to Kinder Morgan's $1 billion petroleum pipeline.The state attorney general opinion, signed by Solicitor General Robert Cook, suggests that South Carolina property owners are on good footing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-19/south-carolina-attorney-gener
SC considers possible pipeline-related laws

...protections," said Massey. "And I think the initial research shows that we may not."Lawmakers have asked the state attorney general to issue an opinion. An opinion, however, does not carry the weight of law."I have a lot of constituents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-04/sc-considers-possible-pipeli
Guidance sought on oil pipeline in SC

Five South Carolina lawmakers requested guidance from the state attorney general this week to determine whether it would be unconstitutional for a for-profit company to seize private land from residents through...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-21/guidance-sought-oil-pipe
Rule of law must trump political agendas for liberty to thrive

...constitutional principles of the rule of law, federalism and separation of powers upon which our democracy is built. STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL are the last line of defense against the burdensome, and oftentimes unconstitutional, policies of the Obama...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-04-26/rule-law-must-tr
'Post and Courier' wins Pulitzer for reporting on the deadly toll of domestic violence

...Street Journal both won investigative reporting prizes, the Times for an examination of lobbyists' influence on state attorneys general, the Journal for detailing fraud and waste in the Medicare payment system.The Times' coverage of the Ebola...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-20/post-and-courier-wins-pulitze
Bill to alter Greenwood's segregated war memorial goes nowhere

...steps might be a lawsuit.Though the 2000 law, called the Heritage Act, hasn't been challenged in court, the state attorney general has written at least five separate opinions on it in the 15 years since it passed.The opinions ? which don't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-04/bill-alter-greenwoods-segrega
Public hearing on pipeline planned

...their private property. After public outcry questioning the open house process, the DOT sought advice from the state attorney general's office. Both the attorney general and the DOT have declined to share publicly the resulting letter of advice...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-01/public-hearing-pipeline-