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Constitutional – Councilman’s Suspension – Moral Turpitude – Domestic Violence – Subject Matter Jurisdiction – Separation of Powers (access required)

When the plaintiff-city councilman was charged with second-degree domestic violence, S.C. Const. art. VI, § 8 gave the governor the authority to suspend plaintiff until he was acquitted. We affirm the circuit court’s ruling as modified. Under S.C. Const. art. VI, § 8, when an elected official is charged with a crime involving moral turpitude, the governor ...

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