Mon., July 30, 2012 3:59pm
Federal officials say they plan to monitor Tuesday's primary election in two Georgia counties to ensure compliance with the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The U.S. Department of Justice says it has asked that federal observers be assigned to monitor polling places in Randolph and Washington counties.
Thu., July 26, 2012 7:38am
Federal officials have entered into an agreement with Randolph County to improve all aspects of civic life for people with disabilities. The agreement is part of Project Civic Access, the U.S. Justice Department initiative to ensure that cities, towns and counties nationwide comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Thu., July 12, 2012 3:02pm
Georgia’s Secretary of State has come up with a plan to ensure the state is complying with federal election law regarding absentee ballots in the runoff for the primaries. But Brian Kemp doesn’t believe this will end the Justice Department’s concerns.
Fri., July 6, 2012 3:05pm
A federal judge has ordered Georgia's Secretary of State to extend the deadline to accept absentee ballots from military service members, their families and citizens living overseas.
Fri., June 22, 2012 12:01pm
The federal government has sent a letter to Georgia officials saying the state's schedule for runoff elections violates federal law on overseas absentee ballots. The U.S. Department of Justice sent the letter on June 15 to Georgia's attorney general and secretary of state.
Tue., June 19, 2012 8:00am
The Justice Department has approved new district voting maps for Bibb County's school district. But the decision now raises questions about whether the new or old voting plans should be used for primary elections this summer.
Tue., June 12, 2012 1:06pm
The U.S. Department of Justice has approved Chatham County’s new school board and county commission district maps.
Mon., May 14, 2012 7:00am
The Justice Department is investigating two former prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney's office in Atlanta in connection with allegations of misconduct in a death penalty case.
Fri., April 6, 2012 1:12pm
The U.S. Department of Justice will investigate a complaint that Georgia’s school funding formula discriminates against students with disabilities. The complaint, filed by The Southern Poverty Law Center in November, alleges that schools receive more money when they keep disabled students in separate classrooms.
Wed., December 7, 2011 4:31pm
Southeast Georgia's Camden County is back in a federal seized-assets program, three years after the US Justice Department kicked it out. The program shares assets local officials seize when they bust criminals charged in federal courts. The DOJ stopped sharing money with Camden County three years ago after the former Sheriff improperly spent the funds.