Gov. Nikki Haley wants legislators to abolish the House and Senate ethics committees, so lawmakers aren't policing themselves.
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A South Carolina man has pleaded guilty to a federal fraud charge in a scheme authorities say includes severed limbs.Read More »
A North Charleston man who owned a real estate company has agreed to plead guilty to charges stemming from a $45 million mortgage fraud scheme.Read More »
A South Carolina judge has overturned a death sentence for a man convicted of killing his estranged wife while awaiting trial on charges he had raped and kidnapped her.Read More »
A crush of people are representing themselves in the nation's civil courts because they can't afford lawyers, who typically charge $200 to $500 an hour. The boom has overwhelmed courts and sparked new efforts to get attorneys to meet what the American Bar Association says is its professional responsibility to offer free legal services to people in need.
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A quarrelsome U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held its first hearing on state laws that target illegal immigration, with Republican backers arguing Friday that the measures are vital to protecting American jobs and fighting crime.Read More »