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School violence, bullying show decline

The war against bullying isn't over, but statistics collected by the U.S. Department of Justice and released recently by the National Center for Education Statistics indicate the tide may have turned. While the numbers show...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-08-10/school-violence-bullying-
South Carolina attorney general's office warns of e-mail scam

...Final Legal Notification." The document also contains seals from the attorney general's office, the U.S. Department of Justice and a group called Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.According to a news release, the e-mail contains...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-08/south-carolina-attorne
Report details extent of violence in Georgia prisons

...prisons since 2010, according to a new report by the Southern Center for Human Rights.The center has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the state's prison system, which the center contends is unable to protect its employees or...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-05/report-details-extent-
Paine College hosts inaugural Hate Crime Prevention forum

...by educating people on hate crimes we can eventually eliminate them from our society."According to the U.S. Department of Justice, one of the groups most commonly targeted by discrimination are transgender people."While it is difficult...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-06-03/paine-college-hosts-inaug
More patients on way to Gracewood

...Disabilities is closing Craig by Aug. 31, as it has other state hospitals as part of a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over poor conditions.But at least 82 patients died last year after being moved into community settings and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-17/more-patients-way-gracewood
City wins lawsuit over change in election date for local offices

...In Shelby County v. Holder, the court ruled states such as Georgia can no longer be forced to seek the U.S. Department of Justice's preclearance to any change in the election process.The court ruled that the formula used to determine...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-05-13/city-wins-laws
Legal challenge raised over change in election dates for Augusta local races

...community shouldn't be surprised about the suit due to the amount of opposition on the date change. The U.S. Department of Justice rejected the date change during the preclearance process, but state officials later decided to move forward...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-04-21/legal-challeng
Georgia House bill promises antidote to Obamacare affliction

...in cases of concurrent jurisdiction. Federal antitrust complaints, for instance, are investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice or the Federal Trade Commission, whereas state antitrust complaints are investigated by the attorney general...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-03-02/georgia-house-bi
Augusta files motion to dismiss suit meant to move May 20 elections

...The date change, sought by the Republican-majority state legislature, had been previously rejected by the U.S. Department of Justice during the preclearance process required under the Voting Rights Act, but last year's U.S. Supreme Court...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-04-30/augusta-files-
Lawsuit challenging May 20 election date for Augusta mayor and commission on fast track

...ballot to the May 20 statewide primary violates the Voting Rights Act.The suit cites the findings of the U.S. Department of Justice in December 2012. Justice opposed the election date change, contending it will have the effect of denying...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-04-22/lawsuit-challe