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Oct 27, 2023

Opponents challenge SC private school vouchers

COLUMBIA — A group of South Carolina parents and teachers’ advocates filed a challenge Thursday to a new Republican-backed law allowing taxpayer dollars to help families pay for private schools. As it stands, up to 15,000 students will eventually access $6,000 annually in publicly funded savings accounts that can be used toward private K-12 tuition. […]

May 16, 2023

1 lawsuit over appointment of Mississippi judges dismissed, another case still alive

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge has dismissed one lawsuit that challenges a new law dealing with appointment of judges in the majority-Black capital city of Jackson and the surrounding county, but a separate lawsuit remains alive in federal court. In the ruling Monday, Hinds County Chancery Judge Dewayne Thomas wrote that appointing judges […]

May 9, 2018

Federal judge considers South Carolina traffic control plan

GREENVILLE (AP) A federal judge says he needs more time to decide whether a traffic control plan for motorcyclists on the South Carolina coast is legal. U.S. District Judge Marvin Quattlebaum heard arguments May 8 in Greenville as the NAACP challenged plans to continue using a 23-mile (37-kilometer) loop to control traffic during the Atlantic Beach […]

May 7, 2018

NAACP questions traffic control used for ‘Black Bike Week’

MYRTLE BEACH (AP) A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments this week in an NAACP lawsuit that says a traffic control plan during what’s known as “Black Bike Week” in South Carolina is discriminatory. The NAACP is seeking an injunction to bar Myrtle Beach from implementing a traffic loop during Memorial Day weekend. A […]

Feb 28, 2018

NAACP sues Myrtle Beach over Black Bike Week rules

MYRTLE BEACH(AP) A civil rights group is suing Myrtle Beach and its police department, saying the city discriminates against blacks by having different rules and stricter enforcement during a motorcycle festival catering to African-Americans. The national NAACP and its Myrtle Beach branch said Feb. 27 they are asking a judge to stop Myrtle Beach from using […]

Apr 13, 2016

NAACP wants more training for agency involved in shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An NAACP leader in the South Carolina county where a white police officer was sentenced to probation in the killing of a black motorist said officers need more training in how to deal with minorities. The civil rights organization is watching police departments in North Augusta, where Justin Craven shot the […]

Aug 25, 2015

NAACP rallies for criminal justice reform at SC Statehouse

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The national president of the NAACP arrived in South Carolina on Monday to help lead a Statehouse rally calling for reform in the criminal justice system as leaders of the civil rights group continued a march from Selma, Alabama, to Washington, D.C. National NAACP President Cornell William Brooks made his first trip to […]

Aug 24, 2015

NAACP to rally for criminal justice reform at SC Statehouse

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The NAACP is holding a rally at the South Carolina Statehouse to call for reform in the criminal justice system as leaders of the civil rights group continue a march from Selma, Alabama, to Washington, D.C. The rally to honor the America’s Journey for Justice March is scheduled to start at […]

Aug 12, 2015

The Confederate flag lawsuit ‘that never was’

As lawmakers in South Carolina’s House of Representatives debated late into the evening over a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the State House, Columbia lawyer Joe McCulloch sat at his desk with a lawsuit that was at least 21 years in the making. “It was a walk to the Supreme […]

Jun 1, 2015

First Amendment trumps NAACP’s trademark, 4th Circuit rules

An anti-abortion group did not infringe upon the NAACP’s trademark by referring to the venerable Baltimore-based black civil rights group as the “National Association for the Abortion of Colored People” in an online article, a federal appeals court has ruled. The Ashburn, Va.-based Radiance Foundation’s substitution of “abortion” for “advancement” in the NAACP’s name for [&hellip[...]

May 19, 2015

Intellectual Property — Court Vacates ‘NAACP’ Trademark Injunction

The Radiance Foundation Inc. v. Nat’s Ass’n for the Advancement of Colored People (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-088-15, 36 pp.) (Wilkinson, J.) No. 14-1568, May 19, 2015; USDC at Norfolk, Va. (Jackson, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: The 4th Circuit vacates an injunction to halt a foundation’s use of “NAACP,” the trademark of the National Association for […]

Mar 10, 2014

NAACP opposes McConnell for CofC president

Local and South Carolina civil rights leaders say they oppose Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell, a Civil War re-enactor, for president of the College of Charleston.

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