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Mar 1, 2013

Sotomayor criticizes prosecutor for racial remark

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor last week publicly criticized a federal prosecutor for what she called “a racially charged remark” during a drug trial.

Dec 28, 2012

Judge deciding if stores must post tobacco apology

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge will soon decide whether your next tank of gas or bottle of soda comes with a free apology from the Marlboro man and Joe Camel.

Dec 28, 2012

Batesburg-Leesville to get domestic violence court

BATESBURG-LEESVILLE (AP) - The South Carolina Attorney General’s Office is sending one of its attorneys to Batesburg-Leesville once a month to prosecute criminal domestic violence cases.

Dec 28, 2012

Solicitors to appeal SC justices’ docket ruling

HILTON HEAD ISLAND (AP) - South Carolina’s top prosecutors have asked the state Supreme Court to reconsider a ruling that took control of trial dockets from them.

Dec 28, 2012

Former soldier provides legal help for other vets

COLUMBIA (AP) – A 29-year-old army veteran is searching for other military veterans who are practicing attorneys or law students and willing to help their brothers and sisters in arms.

Oct 12, 2012

Groups call for probe of House speaker’s campaign spending

COLUMBIA (AP) — Groups from opposite ends of the political spectrum gathered at the Statehouse on Oct. 9 to implore the state’s top prosecutor to investigate House Speaker Bobby Harrell’s campaign spending. Representatives from groups including the South Carolina Progressive Network and the SC Policy Council, a libertarian think tank, said that Attorney General Alan Wilson should use the [...]

Oct 12, 2012

Feds seek full court review of cigarette warnings

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. government is asking a federal appeals court to rehear a challenge to a Food and Drug Administration requirement that tobacco companies to put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages to show that smoking can disfigure and even kill people.

Oct 12, 2012

DMV says name change issue was misunderstanding

COLUMBIA (AP) — The leader of the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles says an employee made a mistake by refusing to let a man change his name to his wife’s name unless he had a court order. DMV Executive Director Kevin Shwedo said last week that the agency has had a policy for years that treats a man taking his new wife’s name the same as a woman taking her new husband’s name.

Sep 14, 2012

Pistol-packing woman picked wrong fellow to intimidate

COLUMBIA (AP) — An Atlanta woman charged with pointed a loaded gun at a South Carolina congressman last week likely didn’t know the man’s position or target him because he is a public official, authorities said.

Aug 24, 2012

Two Boeing employees appeal case against union to NLRB

NORTH CHARLESTON (AP) — Two employees at South Carolina’s Boeing plant have appealed their complaint against the International Association of Machinists. The National Right to Work Foundation said Aug. 21 that Dennis Murray and Cynthia Ramaker had filed an appeal with the National Labor Relations Board.

Aug 24, 2012

SC still lacks ability to track deadbeat parents

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina still lacks a system for tracking deadbeat dads and moms online, nearly a quarter-century after federal law required it. South Carolina has long been the only state that has not complied with a 1988 law requiring a centralized computer system to enforce child support payments.

Aug 3, 2012

Man on death row for 11 years to go free

The first man sentenced to death in South Carolina for killing an unborn child is set to be released from prison this week, state officials said July 31. Joseph Lee Ard, 41, was sentenced to time served last week after a new jury found him guilty of involuntary manslaughter. That crime carries a maximum of five years in prison; Ard has been incarcerated since 1993, according to prison records.

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