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Civil Practice – Subject Matter Jurisdiction – Legislator – Ethics Violation Allegation

Rainey v. Haley : Pursuant to a comprehensive statutory scheme for regulating the behavior of elected officials, the House and Senate Legislative Ethics Committees are charged with the exclusive responsibility for the handling of ethics complaints involving members of the General Assembly; therefore, the circuit court correctly determined that it lacked jurisdiction to hear plaintiff’s action seeking a declaratory judgment that defendant had committed ethics violations while she was a member of the General Assembly

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