South Carolina Supreme Court

SC Supreme Court rules governor’s plan to spend federal coronavirus aid on private school grants unconstitutional

Five Supreme Court Justices vote unanimously that spending would count as a direct benefit to private schools from public schools funds

The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled that the governor’s plan to spend $32 million in federal coronavirus aid on grants to help parents afford K-12 private school unconstitutional.

Opening arguments begin in CARES Act lawsuit

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Friday morning, the South Carolina Supreme Court began hearing opening arguments in a lawsuit against Governor Henry McMaster’s decision to use CARES Act funds on private school vouchers. In July, Governor McMaster announced his plan to use $32 million in COVID-19 federal relief funds on these vouchers. The funding was blocked after Orangeburg County attorney Skyler Hutto…

Beatty Could Be 2nd Black Chief Justice Since Reconstruction

Don Beatty COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ The state Supreme Court’s senior associate justice is the only person running for the court’s top job. A statement Monday from the Judicial Merit Selection Commission shows Don Beatty of Spartanburg is the only person running for chief justice. Republicans had sought another candidate. Beatty would become South Carolina’s second black chief justice since…