After a Post and Courier/ProPublica investigation, lawmakers are proposing the most sweeping changes to the magistrates system in two decades.
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In the magistrate courts of South Carolina, citizens often must fend for themselves before judges lacking formal training in the law and whose errors can result in punishing consequences for defendants.
A judge withdrew from reelection after being questioned about accusations that he berated people in court and discriminated against female attorneys
South Carolina's judicial discipline system, dominate by judge and operating in near-complete secrecy, is broken, as The Post and Courer's "The Untouchables" investigation with ProPublica revealed. We need less secrecy and fewer judges investigating judges.
We are scouring South Carolina to uncover ethical concerns people have raised about judges that have been kept under wraps. And we need your help.
Ethics complaints against the state’s circuit judges are buried in an opaque system that shields the accused.
The imprisoned economist who cobbled together one of the biggest financial swindles in South Carolina history is pursuing a new line of work: …