Robert Caslen

Robert Caslen. File/Provided 

A day before the University of the South Carolina board planned to vote for a new president, a state judge called off the meeting after a trustee complained that it violated state law.

USC board member Charles Williams said he won a temporary restraining order Thursday after seeking injunction because the board was not notified of the special meeting five days ahead of time. 

Trustees received a meeting announcement on Tuesday, days after Gov. Henry McMaster lobbied the board to reconsider retired Army Gen. Robert Caslen as USC’s new president.

A hearing is scheduled for July 19 before Judge Robert Hood in Columbia.

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Andy Shain runs The Post and Courier's team based in South Carolina's capital city. He was editor of Free Times and has been a reporter and editor for newspapers in Charlotte, Columbia and Myrtle Beach.

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