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Government | The Augusta Chronicle

...Saturday, May 9, 2015 By Wesley Brown | Saturday, May 9, 2015 Government Lawmakers requested guidance from the state attorney general to determine if it would be unconstitutional if a for-profit company seized private land from residents...

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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...

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
Jurors convict last 3 defendants of manslaughter in hazing death of Florida A&M drum major

...instruments. He collapsed and died a short time later."There's no real joy in any of this for anyone," said State Attorney Jeff Ashton after the verdict. "The only great thing that hopefully will come of this is that young people will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-24/jurors-convict-last-3-defendants-ma
'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
Ga. attorney general won't fight Supreme Court ruling if it allows gay marriage

...naming names, Olens rejected the practice of trying to prolong implementation of a court decision, as some other states' attorneys general have done when circuit appellate courts have ruled in favor of same-sex marriage."I cringe just as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-22/ga-attorney-general-wont
Pipeline meeting crowd expected

...meetings, many questioned whether those open houses sufficed as the required hearing. The DOT sought advice from the state attorney general's office and though it won't reveal what it was told, citing attorney-client privilege, Tuesday's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-04-20/pipeline-meeting-crowd-expec
Drawing the line

...hearing, the minimum required by law, wasn't even scheduled until after public outcry and involvement from the state Attorney General's office.There is a need for Georgia regulators to look out for the health, safety and welfare of its...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-04-19/drawing-line
Bill to alter Greenwood's segregated war memorial goes nowhere

...been challenged in court, the state attorney general has written at least five...without lawmakers' permission.State attorneys in a 2001 opinion said the law...in an opinion in Feb ruary, state attorneys wrote that enforcement against...

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

...on 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...

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