Latest South Carolina Supreme Court News

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jun. 23, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

The Post and Courier. June 22, 2022. Editorial: SC Supreme Court crackdown on problem judges should prompt Senate reforms The S.C. Supreme Court is on a roll, and we hope people are paying attention. We’re not referring to the court’s decision to...

South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh likely to lose license

Jun. 21, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Prominent South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh, who faces more than 70 criminal charges after police scrutinized his finances in the aftermath of the unsolved shooting deaths of his wife and son last year, is likely going to permanently lose his law license. ...

Top SC judge wants to revoke Alex Murdaugh's law license

Jun. 16, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court wants to revoke the law license of attorney Alex Murdaugh, saying there is overwhelming evidence he stole millions of dollars from his clients even though more than 70 criminal charges against the prominent lawyer have not been resolved. ...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jun. 02, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

The Post and Courier. June 1, 2022. Editorial: South Carolina’s poster child for magistrate reform strikes again The last time we checked in with South Carolina’s best-known ethically challenged magistrate, the S.C. Supreme Court’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel...

High court weighs end of $300 weekly unemployment payment

May. 25, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In June 2021, Gov. Mike DeWine ended Ohio's participation in a federal pandemic unemployment aid program ahead of a government deadline for stopping the payments. Attorneys for the Republican governor argue he had the legal authority to do so. People who lost...

Magistrate suspended for 6 months for improper emails

May. 25, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — A magistrate who has been reprimanded before and whose husband is a former sheriff awaiting sentencing for stealing money from government programs has been suspended from the bench for six months, the South Carolina Supreme Court announced Wednesday. Chester...