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Some state lawmakers, even those who are otherwise relatively sane, say an extensive knowledge of the law isn’t a requirement for a good judge. Perhaps they’re projecting.
Former state Rep. Mike Pitts made anti-immigrant and racially charged remarks seemingly at odds with South Carolina’s judicial code. He sailed through an appointment process as a magistrate nominee with little scrutiny and no debate.
Technically, the governor appoints magistrates, and the Senate confirms or rejects them. In reality, they’re selected by the senator who represents the community they serve. Governors yield to individual senators’ choices because they have no real choice.
The appointment of Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust Executive Director Raleigh West to run the S.C. Conservation Bank showed that our system f…
A former South Carolina lawmaker withdrew his bid to become the next director of the state's land preservation agency on Monday after he was accused of "self dealing" and was sharply questioned about his qualifications for the job.
Candidates for the job opening to lead South Carolina's land preservation agency included people with years of experience in forestry, environmental policy and natural resources, according to applications obtained by The Post and Courier.
Several senators wanted to know why Pitts was chosen over several dozen other people for the job. And they pressured Michael McShane, one of the Conservation Bank's board members, to answer whether Pitts' was chosen specifically for his connections in the halls of the Statehouse.
State Rep. Mike Pitts is poised to take over the Conservation Bank weeks after leaving the Statehouse, thanks in part to some legislative maneuvering.
After successfully dinging U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley last year, a federal ethics watchdog has set its sights on another pair of South Caroli…
Taxpayer money to fix the Charleston Library Society's leaking roof has become an issue in a Republican runoff for a seat in the Statehouse.