Magistrate Angel Underwood was reappointed to the bench, despite a suspension. Complaints say her ethical conflicts have only continued.
Joseph Cranney is a reporter based in Columbia, covering state and local government. He previously covered government and sports for newspapers in Florida and Pennsylvania.
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.
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 typically breezy round of judicial appointments in Columbia took an unusual turn Wednesday when a legislative panel convened in secret while questioning a circuit judge who had been accused of berating people in court and showing "discriminatory" behavior to female attorneys.
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.
South Carolina sheriffs dipped into public money to pay for luxury accommodations and broke laws they swore to uphold, a Post and Courier investigation found.
Decades of underfunding at South Carolina's prisons created a powder keg of dangerous conditions that persist even after one of the deadliest inmate riots in U.S. history.
One of South Carolina's leading lawmen faces years behind bars after prosecutors indicted him on public corruption charges in September, alleg…
Columbia Democrat Seth Rose has come a long way since a snarling dog attacked him as he first sought public office. He's now one of the Statehouse's new faces.