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Don Beatty elected Chief Justice of the SC Supreme Court. He's the 2nd African-American to serve as Chief Justice in South Carolina history.
Reports of Cases Heard and Determined by the Supreme Court of South Carolina,...
Supreme Court rules in bankruptcy, fraud case: South Carolina residents interested in bankruptcy matters migh...
Five candidates have filed for an open vacancy on South Carolina's Supreme Court, created by the elevation of...
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Supreme Court will weigh if South Carolina woman can sue recoup the fortune she lost gambling.
In Skipper v. South Carolina (1986), Supreme Court held that good conduct in custody after crime is mitigating.
Ever since the Supreme Court ordered the Federal Government to recognize same-sex marriages, red state legislators have struggled to come up with creative new ways to legally demean *** people. This year, Texas and South Carolina appear poised to up the ante: Rather than pass state laws stripping ga…
WASHINGTON — Over the dissents of two justices, the Supreme Court on Thursday allowed same-sex marriages to proceed in South Carolina, rejecting an emergency application seeking a stay of a judge’
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson released the following statement on the same-sex marriage ruling: “Today's ruling comes as no surprise and does not change the constitutional obligation of this Office to defend South Carolina law, including, but not necessarily limited to, appeal to the Fourth Circuit. Therefore, we will immediately appeal to the Fourth Circuit. “Also, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld traditional marriage. Therefore, we have opposing rulings between federal circuits, which means it is much more likely that the U.S. Supreme Court could resolve the matter at the national level. We believe this office has an obligation to defend state law as long as we have a viable path to do so. “Finally, our state's laws on marriage are not identical to those in other states. Therefore, based on the time-honored tradition of federalism, this Office believes South Carolina’s unique laws should have their day in court at the highest appropriate level.”
THANKS TO REX WOCKNER for the folloing info. The latest in the U.S. in quick bullet-point form: * There are three states where, due to in-force circuit-appeals-court rulings, same-sex marriage should be legal but isn't yet. * Kansas - The ACLU sued on Oct. 10, then on Oct. 13 demanded a fast ruling. * Montana - The ACLU filed for summary judgment Oct. 15. * South Carolina - Lambda Legal sued on Oct. 15. * Yesterday, Oct. 17, 2014, same-sex marriage was legalized in Alaska, Arizona and Wyoming (with a delay of a couple days in Wyoming). That makes 32 states and D.C. * Beyond Kansas, Montana and South Carolina, next up should be the ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati on the marriage bans in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. * Followed by the 5th Circuit (Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas) and the 11th Circuit (Alabama, Florida, Georgia). * Then finally the 8th Circuit, which at present would affect Arkansas, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska and South Dakota. * If the 5 ...
The Black Seminoles are a small offshoot of the Gullah slaves who escaped from the rice plantations in South Carolina and Georgia. They built their own settlements on the Florida frontier, fought a series of wars to preserve their freedom, and were scattered across North America. They have played a significant role in American history, but have never received the recognition they deserve. Today, Black Seminole descendants live primarily in rural communities within the reservation of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; its two Freedmen's bands are represented on the General Council of the Nation. Other centers are in Florida, Texas, the Bahamas and Northern Mexico. Since the 1930s, the Seminole Freedmen have struggled with cycles of exclusion from the Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma.[1] In 1990, the tribe received the majority of a $46 million judgment trust by the United States, for seizure of lands in Florida in 1823, and the Freedmen have worked to gain a share of it. In 2004 the US Supreme Court ruled the Semi ...
UPDATE: Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ban This ruling is the second from a federal appellate court since last year's victory in the Supreme Court. Unless it is reversed, the decision will pave the way for the freedom to marry throughout the 4th Circuit, including in North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia.
Sen. Lindsey Graham will fend off a conservative challenge and win the Republican primary in South Carolina to avoid a runoff, CNN projects. Graham is seeking a third term in the Senate but attracted six opponents in his party's primary, most of them from the conservative wing of the party that is still angry over Graham's 2008 vote for the Wall Street bailout, his voting in favor of President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominations and his support for immigration reform. Graham will face state Sen. Brad Hutto in the general election. Hutto easily won the Democratic nomination on Tuesday, but in solidly red South Carolina he is considered a long shot to win in November.
Today in History: May 29 1453 Constantinople falls to Muhammad II, ending the Byzantine Empire. 1660 Charles II is restored to the English throne, succeeding the short-lived Commonwealth. 1721 South Carolina is formally incorporated as a royal colony of England. 1790 Rhode Island becomes last of the original thirteen colonies to ratify the Constitution. 1848 Wisconsin becomes the thirtieth state. 1849 A patent for lifting vessels is granted to Abraham Lincoln. 1862 Confederate general P.G.T. Beauregard retreats to Tupelo, Mississippi. 1911 The first running of the Indianapolis 500. 1913 The premier of the ballet Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) in Paris causes rioting in the theater. 1916 U.S. forces invade the Dominican Republic. 1922 Ecuador becomes independent. 1922 The U.S. Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport not subject to antitrust laws. 1942 The German Army completes its encirclement of the Kharkov region of the Soviet Union. 1951 C. F. Blair becomes the first man to fly ove ...
60 years after Brown vs Board of Education - Do you know Virginia's significance in the landmark case? Do you know the Living Legends amongst us? Salute to trailblazer Senator Henry Marsh (we would have been a YP'er) The case of Brown v. Board of Education as heard before the Supreme Court combined five cases: Brown itself, Briggs v. Elliott (filed in South Carolina), Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward County (filed in Virginia), Gebhart v. Belton (filed in Delaware), and Bolling v. Sharpe (filed in Washington D.C.). All were NAACP-sponsored cases. The Davis case, the only case of the five originating from a student protest, began when sixteen-year-old Barbara Rose Johns organized and led a 450-student walkout of Moton High School.[16] The Gebhart case was the only one where a trial court, affirmed by the Delaware Supreme Court, found that discrimination was unlawful; in all the other cases the plaintiffs had lost as the original courts had found discrimination to be lawful. The Kansas case wa ...
Based on the ground-breaking Brown vs. the Board of Education racial segregation case, Separate But Equal follows a young Thurgood Marshall as a lawyer who argues the racially-charged lawsuit before the Supreme Court. When the black students of Clarendon County, South Carolina are denied their request for a single school bus, a bitter and courageous battle for justice and equality begins. Stars: Sidney Poitier - See more at: FYI: This movie was filmed in Charleston, South Carolina.
The amendment to which these senators allude is Sen. Tom Davis's [District 46- Beaufort] failed amendment that would have banned any future expansion of Medicaid, barred the creation of a state health exchange, and have Navigators pay to register with the Department of Insurance, as well as any entity that had hired navigators, in addition to other ridiculous provisions- effectively nullifying the Affordable Care Act in South Carolina. A direct quote from the Thursday, May 8th, State Senate Journal. "Statement by Senators Larry A. Martin [District 2- Pickens] and [THOMAS] ALEXANDER [District 1- Oconee] We reluctantly voted to table this amendment. We oppose the Affordable Care Act and will continue to vigorously support efforts to prevent South Carolina from creating a health care exchange or expanding medicaid under Obamacare. These are the two actions or decisions that the U.S. Supreme Court left to the states when it ruled on the challenge to Obamacare. In all candor, the only other legislative action ...
The Lincoln Myth, Part 3: The South Started It! 'Executive Privilege and the Fort Pickens Lie' The quote at the end is the most important, but in an effort to provide context, feel free to read the build-up. From "A Century of War: Lincoln, Wilson, and Roosevelt" --Ludwig Von Mises Institute Library After the election of 1860, the New Republican Party was very much a minority in both the House and Senate, and it claimed only one Supreme Court justice. This new political party was made up of some abolitionists and former Democrats, but mostly former Whigs like Lincoln, who stood for a strong centralized government, a high protective tariff, internal improvements, a loose interpretation of the Constitution, and a partnership between big business in the North and government that would allow business to expand westward, and even to other countries, if necessary. As soon as Lincoln was elected, attention again focused on South Carolina because of the tariff issue. There were three federal forts in the Charlest ...
Today in OUR story - December 22 * "1873 - Abolitionist Charles Lenox Remond joins the ancestors. He was the first African American lecturer employed by the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society. 1883 - Arthur Wergs Mitchell is born near Lafayette, Alabama. He will become the first African American Democrat elected to Congress, representing Illinois for four terms. In 1937, after being forced from first-class train accommodations in Arkansas to ride in a shabby Jim Crow car, Mitchell will sue the railroad and eventually argue unsuccessfully before the Supreme Court that interstate trains be exempt from Arkansas' "separate but equal" laws. He will join the ancestors on May 9, 1968. 1898 - Chancellor Williams is born in Bennettsville, South Carolina. He will become a historian and author of "Destruction of Black Civilization." He will join the ancestors on December 7, 1992. 1905 - James A. Porter is born in Baltimore, Maryland. An artist, chairperson of the department of art at Howard University and one of t . ...
Any one here play golf? Find out who invented your golf tee. Also, one legendary entertainer was born, while another was called home, as well as a court ordering equal education facilities..before the Civil Rights Era. Thursday, December 12th in Black History: 1) Joseph Hayne Rainey, 1st Black elected to Congress to represent South Carolina, sworn in, 1870 2) Attorney General George Williams sent a telegram to "Acting Governor Pinchback," saying that the Black politician "was recognized by the President as the lawful executive of Louisiana., 1872 3) George F. Grant, dentist, receives a patent for the wooden golf tee, 1899 4) U.S. Supreme Court rules in Missouri that a state must provide equal educational facilities for Blacks within its boundaries. Lloyd Gaines, the plaintiff in the case, disappeared after the decision & was never located, 1938 5) Dionne Warwick, singer, 3-time Grammy winner, born, 1941 6) More than 700 demonstrators, including Dr. King Jr., arrested in Albany, Ga., to protest segregation ...
Today in History: Today is Thursday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2013. There are 19 days left in the year. On Dec. 12, 2000, George W. Bush was transformed into the president-elect as a divided U.S. Supreme Court reversed a state court decision for recounts in Florida's contested election. On this date: 1787, Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. 1870, Joseph H. Rainey of South Carolina became the first black lawmaker sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives. 1897, "The Katzenjammer Kids," the pioneering comic strip created by Rudolph Dirks, made its debut in the New York Journal. 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt nominated Oscar Straus to be Secretary of Commerce and Labor; Straus became the first Jewish Cabinet member. 1911, Britain's King George V announced during a visit to India that the capital would be transferred from Calcutta to Delhi. 1917, Father Edward Flanagan founded Boys Town outside Omaha, Neb. 1925, the first motel — the Motel Inn — opened in San Lui ...
Gov. Nikki Haley says South Carolina is not required to honor *** marriages: argument, filed in Federal Court Thursday, comes in response to a lawsuit by a *** couple legally married in Washington, D.C., and now living in South Carolina. Highway Patrol Trooper Katherine Bradacs and Tracie Goodwin are suing to have the state’s ban on *** marriage overturned. They argue a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision shows that states can’t outlaw same-sex marriages because they do not approve of them. Where do you stand on this issue? Read more here:
First Amendment to the United States Constitution United States of America Great Seal of the United States This article is part of the series: United States Constitution - The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that comprise the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights was originally proposed as a measure to assuage Anti-Federalist opposition to Constitutional ratification. Initially, the First Amendment applied only to laws enacted by the Congress, and many of its provisions were interpreted more narrowly than they are today. Beginning with Gitlow v. New York (1925), the Supreme Court applied the First Amendment to ...
By: Manny EJR For the Edge North Carolina VOTER ID LAWS ARE RACIALLY MOTIVATED: In 1965, the United States Congress enacted the “Civil Right Act of 1965,” which included among other things sections 4 and 5 - Preclearance. These two sections applied to nine states — Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia and scores of counties and municipalities such as Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx. These two sections of the law effectively prohibited these states, and municipalities with a history of voter discrimination from changing their election laws without prior approval from the Federal Government. The law was supposed to expire within five years, however, Congress kept extended it every five years, and the last extension was in 2006. On June 25 of this year, in the case of Shelby County v. Eric Holder, the Supreme Court of the United States invalidated section 4 of the law claiming that blacks no longer need the protection of the Federal Government ...
Wow...look how fast gov't CAN move: 'In the 48 hours since the Supreme Court gutted Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, six of the nine states that had been subject to the law's 'preclearance" formula have already taken steps to restrict voting. In Texas, just two hours after Tuesday's Supreme Court decision came down, that state's attorney general issued a statement saying that Texas' voter ID law and gerrymandering plan could go into effect immediately. And, similar actions are being taken in Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, South Carolina and Virginia. But this war against voters didn't begin on Tuesday, or last week, or last month, or even last year. The war against voters started in 1980, when Ronald Reagan took over the presidency. In fact, it started before he even stepped foot inside of the White House. Reagan's first speech during his campaign for the presidency took place at the Neshoba County Fair in Neshoba County, Mississippi, that at the time was a white-supremacist stronghold. Reagan's campa ...
Supreme Court rule for couple over baby girl's adoption The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a lower court order requiring a South Carolina couple to turn over a young girl they had raised since birth to her biological father simply because he was an American Indian. By a 5-4 vote, the court ruled in favor of Matt and Melanie Capobianco, who had been caring for the girl they named Veronica until a family court ordered them to turn her over to her biological father Dusten Brown, a member of the Cherokee Nation. Brown had argued that the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, intended to curb practices that caused many Native American children to be separated from their families, entitled him to custody of the girl, who was 3/256th Cherokee. He took custody at the end of 2011 when the girl was just over 2 years old, and South Carolina's highest court later upheld his custody. But conservative Justice Samuel Alito, writing for the Supreme Court majority, concluded that the law did not bar the termination o ...
I find it interesting that it took just two hours after the Supreme Court removed the requirement for 'jurisdictions with a history of discrimination' to get approval in advance for any voting law changes, that Texas changed their laws and made it harder for minority voters to participate in elections. Way to go, Justice Roberts! North and South Carolina, along with Mississippi have signaled that they're ready to implement voter I.D. laws in the wake of this ruling, too. George W. Bush reauthorized the Voting Rights Act back in 2006, after both houses of Congress overwhelmingly passed the legislation as authored in 1965. (Congress voted to renew the Voting Rights Act in 1970, 1975, 1982, and 2006 - each and every time with larger margins in favor of passage.) They did so because, even today, former Confederate states continue to enact laws which disenfranchise minorities. Eight of eleven states in the south passed voting restrictions since 2010 (requiring government-issued ID, proof of citizenship to regi ...
THE OVERNIGHT SPORTS RANT: Tonight's rant is part news/part sports. As most of you have heard, the Supreme Court in its politically charged wisdom decided to overturn a big part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, voting 5-4 in favor of overturning Section 4(b), stating "its formula for requiring preclearance as unconstitutional based on current conditions and saying it was rational and needed at the time it was enacted but is no longer necessary." What? Really?!? You mean with the election of Barack Obama as our 44th President in 2008, that was a green light to say, "OK, times are changed ... now's the moment to turn everything upside down again?" Did you notice in 2012 all the "red" states "tried" to make voting harder on minorities, states like Pennsylvania and Ohio and South Carolina and Florida and Texas? C'mon! I know you weren't sitting idly by not for one moment wondering why a lot of African-Americans and minorities were standing in lines for as long as 7 1/2 hours trying to vote, or in Florida where ...
The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling drafted by Justice Samuel Alito, has used provisions of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) to say that a child, widely known as Baby Veronica, does not have to live with her biological Cherokee father.
Vice President Biden faulted the Supreme Court for failing to agree with Strom Thurmond’s final position on the Voting Rights Act, but he cited the passage of a South Carolina voter ID law as proof that the Supreme Court ruled incorrectly. “That law, today’s decision, upset a well-established practi...
The U.S. Supreme Court decided Tuesday that the Indian Child Welfare Act does not apply to the case of an Oklahoma child adopted by a couple in South Carolina.
The racist, cowardly, venal, and evil majority on the Supreme Court just gutted the Voting Rights Acts. We can't let this pass. It is time for us to mobilize again. I'm ready to put on my marching shoes and go to jail. Now is the time for the college age generation to show us they can do something other than gaze at their iphones. Clarence Thomas is a traitor to his race. He loves kissing Antonin Scalia's *** and fawning, scratching his head, and brown nosing around fascist Tea Party Types. He reminds me of the slave who turned in Denmark Vesey when he was planning a Slave Rebellion in South Carolina in 1831. That slave was rewarded by the Charleston slaveholders. He reminds me of Judas Iscariot. Was he rewarded with pieces of silver. How can an African American deliberately punish his own people? Brave people marched, were beaten, went to jail, and died to get voting rights. Clarence Thomas benefitted from those efforts. If there are any schools or other buildings named after him, they should be renamed. ...
Big week in DC. DOMA, Affirmative Action, and the Voting Rights Act could all be ruled on by the Supreme Court. Also, my two energy bills, the transboundry agreement for the Gulf and my SC Offshore drilling bill (which is being included in a larger offshore drilling bill) will be coming up for a vote on the House floor this week! The drilling provision for South Carolina alone is expected to create over 7,500 jobs!
Today in Black History for June 13th Selected Black Facts for June 13 1. 1990 - Bernadette Locke Bernadette Locke becomes the first female on-court coach when she is named assistant coach of the University of Kentucky men's basketball team. 2. 1967 - 1st Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, U.S. Solicitor General, named to the Supreme Court by President Johnson. He was confirmed by the Senate on August 30 and became the first Black Supreme Court justice. 3. 1937 - Eleanor Holmes Eleanor Holmes (later Eleanor Norton) is born in Washington, DC. A graduate of the Yale University School of Law, Norton will become chairperson of the New York City Commission on Human Rights, and a Georgetown University law professor before being elected a non-voting delegate to Congress representing the District of ... 4. 1910 - William D. Crum William D. Crum (1859-1912), a South Carolina physician, appointed minister to Liberia. 5. 1868 - Ex-slave Oscar J. Dunn Ex-slave Oscar J. Dunn becomes lieutenant governor ...
Why not in India The election dispute gave rise to a constitutional crisis. The Electoral Commission was a panel that resolved the disputed presidential election of 1876. The Electoral Commission was a temporary body created by Congress to resolve the disputed United States presidential election of 1876. It consisted of 15 members. The election was contested by the Democratic ticket, Samuel J. Tilden and Thomas A. Hendricks, and the Republican ticket, Rutherford B. Hayes and William A. Wheeler. Twenty electoral votes, from the states of Florida, Louisiana, Oregon, and South Carolina, were in dispute; the resolution of these disputes would determine the outcome of the election. Facing a constitutional crisis the likes of which the nation had never seen, Congress passed a law forming the Electoral Commission to settle the result. The Commission consisted of fifteen members: five representatives, five senators, and five Supreme Court Justices. Eight members were Republicans; seven were Democrats. The Commiss ...
Often when I talk with people about the evil of the legislation called 'Patriot Act', and how it allows government to violate our 4th Amendment and monitor our phone calls, internet/e-mail activity and bank records; they say they don't mind because they have nothing to hide. Well we are seeing now the IRS and NSA, National Security Administration have been taking advantage of the Patriot Act. My Congressman, Congressman Joe Wilson of South Carolina's Second Congressional District voted for this horrible legislation. I hope you remember this come our next election. So did our U.S. Senator from South Carolina, Lindsey Graham.
1958 FEDERAL APPOINTEE Clifton Reginald Wharton, Sr., (1868-1949) Over the nest thirty years he held posts in the Malagasy Republic, Portugal, and Rumanis; in 1958 he was the first black to head a United States delegation to a European country, as minister to Rumania. U.S. SENATE Robert Nelson C. Nix (1905- ) was the first black congressman from Pennsylvania. Elected congressman from the Second District of Pennsylvania to fill an unexpired term, he won re-election to each subsequent Congress. He held membership on the foreign affairs, post office, and civil service committees. Born in South Carolina, Nix studied in New York and Pennsylvania (Lincoln University and University of Pennsylvania Law School). He was one of the first congressmen to speak out in support of the Montgomery bus boycott. Nix's son, Robert N.C. Nix, Jr, was the first black to sit on a State Supreme Court bench since Reconstruction; he was inaugurated as chief justic of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 1984.
Re the news that the Kootenai County sheriff is pulling the charter for Boy Scouts "because sodomy is against Idaho Law" However, I believe the sheriff is wrong - Idaho's sodomy law, along with other sates, was invalidated by the Supreme Court - in 2003 the Supreme Court issued the decision with "Lawrence v. Texas", invalidating sodomy laws in the remaining 14 states (Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Virginia) - check it out! Take note, Brenda Hammond - for the BC HR Task Force?
Our timeline continues as we outline the early days of building democracy for the African American people. 1851: Freedwoman Sojourner Truth, a compelling speaker for abolitionism, gives her famous "Ain't I a Woman" speech in Akron, Ohio. 1852:Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes her anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, which is an immediate bestseller and helps turn public opinion against the Fugitive Slave Act and slavery itself. 1857: In the Dred Scott case, the Supreme Court decides that African Americans are not citizens of the U.S., and that Congress has no power to restrict slavery in any federal territory. This meant that a slave who made it to a free state would still be considered a slave. 1861: The Civil War begins when the Confederates attack Fort Sumter, in Charleston, South Carolina. The war, fought over the issue of slavery, will rage for another four years. The Union's victory will mean the end of slavery in the U.S. 1863: President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation legally frees all ...
'Corridor of Shame' producer continues to stoke fires of change By DAVID LAUDERDALE dlauderdale By DAVID LAUDERDALE The Island Packet Published Saturday, January 26, 2013 Updated Saturday, January 26, 2013 1 Comment Email Article | Print Article | Feeds | | Search the Archive | Order Reprint tool nameclose tool goes here If you go: Bud Ferillo will speak at all three services Sunday, Feb. 3, at First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Services are at 8:30, 9:45 and 11 a.m. The format will be a conversation between Ferillo and the senior pastor, the Rev. Doug Fletcher.Bud Ferillo is, if anything, patient. It may not be his druthers, but he's had to be patient during 20 years of advocacy for the poorest South Carolina public schools. If all goes well, a legal challenge that began in 2003 may produce a State Supreme Court ruling this year. Hearings in the case of Abbeville vs. the State of South Carolina lasted 103 days in a rural courtroom in 2004. It included alm ...
If you'll notice, the official response by the White House to the petition signed by 125,000 to allow for peaceful secession for the state of Texas, that no Founder nor any of the organic documents such as the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, nor the Constitution itself were referenced in arguing against the petition. Only Abraham Lincoln, the WAR OF NORTHERN AGGRESSION, and the SUPREME COURT were used as their basis for denying the petition. Let me ask you: If they claim that the Founders left us a legacy for change by the ballot box, why was a President who was the closest we have ever come until now to being a DICTATOR, a war which was clearly instigated by Lincoln to turn popular opinion against the South (Before the firing on Fort Sumter most did not wish to force the South to remain in the Union, and revisionist history hides the fact that South Carolina sent a delegation to meet with Lincoln to NEGOTIATE secession), and the Supreme Court, which for most of its history a . ...
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) waffled on his same-sex marriage stance Tuesday night, telling CNN’s Piers Morgan he thinks states should have the right to decide marriage rights. This is a departure from Graham’s longstanding commitment to a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Just four years ago, Graham affirmed his support for a federal amendment that would “define marriage between one man and one woman” as a way to “defend and promote traditional South Carolina values.” Graham’s softened tone against same-sex marriage may have something to do with Americans’ overwhelming support for marriage equality and renewed scrutiny on the issue as the Supreme Court prepares to take it up. Despite his newfound respect for the right of *** couples to pass on property and “live a free and open life,” Graham also compared *** marriage to polygamy. He asked Morgan, “Is it possible for three people to genuinely love each other and want to share their lives together? Is it OK to have th ...
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) speaks with Fox News Channel about the Supreme Court decision on Obama health care.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) â South Carolina's Supreme Court has ordered state police to return ballots and voting machines to Richland County officials so that they can be tallied, ruling on Tuesday that a lower court didn't have jurisdiction to order a recount. [...] that effort was put on hold af...
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Today in History: November 13 1474 In the Swiss-Burgundian Wars, Swiss infantry shatters the army of Charles the Bold at Hericourt near Belfort, countering his march to Lorraine. 1835 Texans officially proclaim independence from Mexico, and calls itself the Lone Star Republic, after its flag, until its admission to the Union in 1845. 1851 The London-to-Paris telegraph begins operation. 1860 South Carolina's legislature calls a special convention to discuss secession from the Union. 1862 Lewis Carroll writes in his diary, "Began writing the fairy-tale of Alice–I hope to finish it by Christmas." 1878 New Mexico Governor Lew Wallace offers amnesty to many participants of the Lincoln County War, but not to gunfighter Billy the Kid. 1897 The first metal dirigible is flown from Tempelhof Field in Berlin. 1907 Paul Corno achieves the first helicopter flight. 1914 The brassiere, invented by Caresse Crosby, is patented. 1927 New York's Holland Tunnel officially opens for traffic. 1940 U.S. Supreme Court rules in ...
Once again, the rumors about straight ticket voting arise. Voters in states that don't even have straight ticket voting are being warned against it. Straight ticket voting is only available in Alabama, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and West Virginia. Only in North Carolina must you vote separately for president/Vice President if voting straight ticket. My thinking on the reason behind these misleading emails? They assume (erroneously) EVERY African American vote is a vote for President Obama. But if we believe it's a multiple step process, we'll stop at President/Vice President and forget the rest. With record length ballots this year (Converse has a 59 screen ballot), other races could be lost...crucial Board of Education, Supreme Court, countless legislative and other positions. Personally, I'm willing to stand all day in the booth to ensure the right thing (as I see it) is done. Here are some links... Fake Group Hands Out Fliers Meant To ...
Jambo On this day in Black History October 15 1877 Forty-fifth Congress (1877-79) convened. One U.S. senator, Blanche K. Bruce, from Mississippi, three U.S. congressmen: Richard H. Cain, Joseph H. Rainey, Robert Smalls, South Carolina were Black. 1877 Jackson College (Miss.) established. Jackson State University (Jackson State, or JSU) is a historically black university in Jackson, Mississippi, United States. Founded in 1877 in Natchez, Mississippi by the American Baptist Home Mission Society of New York, the Society moved the school to Jackson in 1882, renaming it Jackson College, and developed its present campus in 1902. It became a state-supported public institution in 1940. A member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, JSU holds an important place in the history of US civil rights. 1883 U.S. Supreme Court declared Civil Rights Act of 1875 unconstitutional. Striking down the The Civil Rights Act of 1875 (18 Stat. 335) a United States federal law proposed by Senator Charles Sumner and Represent ...
^ The discussion in Adler cites Lincoln's explication of the preamble that "common welfare" meant those things the people could not provide themselves. In 1830, Senator Haynes of South Carolina had made a speech for "Liberty first, and Union afterwards". Daniel Webster of Massachusetts made a "Reply to Haynes" speech for "Union and Liberty, now and forever, one and inseparable".[21] ^ The Judiciary Act of 1789 established six Supreme Court Justices. The number was periodically increased until 10 in 1863, allowing Lincoln additional appointments. After the Civil War, vacancies reduced the number to 7. Congress finally fixed the number at 9. ^ Judicial Review is explained in Hamilton's Federalist No. 78. It also has roots in Natural Law expressions in the Declaration of Independence. The Supreme Court first ruled an act of Congress unconstitutional in Marbury v. Madison, the second was Dred Scott.[28] ^ For instance, ‘collateral estoppel’ directs that when a litigant wins in a state court, they cannot s ...
This is great news for the integrity of South Carolina’s voting system. If you need an identification card to fly on a plane, enter a Federal Building, or buy Sudafed, you should also be required to show an ID when you vote. Hat’s off to Attorney General Alan Wilson for vigorously defending our states’ interests. I also appreciate the hard work of the members of the South Carolina General Assembly and Governor Nikki Haley for passage of this law which protects the integrity of the ballot box. The South Carolina Voter ID law was modeled after the Indiana statute, which was previously upheld by the Supreme Court. Under the South Carolina law, identification cards will be issued free of charge and will not suppress voter turnout.
Closing arguments in the case — which went to trial in August and included several state officials as witnesses — were scheduled for Monday. South Carolina has said it would implement the law immediately if the three-judge panel upholds it, although a decision either way is likely to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Tougher state voter registration and identification laws could factor into this year’s election as voters divide along racial lines behind President Barack Obama or GOP nominee Mitt Romney in the presidential contest. About 90 percent of African-Americans and some 64 percent of Hispanic registered voters support Obama, according to the most recent Gallup three-week tracking poll. (Aug 20-Sept. 9). Democrats worry the ID laws may rob Obama and Democratic candidates of votes. The law allows voters to show a driver’s license or other photo ID issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles, passport, military ID with photo or a voter registration card that includes a photo. The law’s r ...
1994 I sustain and support that law, and the right of a woman to make that choice, and my personal beliefs, like the personal beliefs of other people, should not be brought into a political campaign."During the 2002 governor's race, Romney's platform stated, "As Governor, Mitt Romney would protect the current pro-choice status quo in Massachusetts. No law would change."2005 quoted Romney saying, "I am pro-life. I believe that abortion is the wrong choice except in cases of incest, rape, and to save the life of the mother.May 2007 Republican Presidential debate in South Carolina, Romney stated that "Roe v. Wade has gone to such an extent that we've cheapened the value of human life." In 2011, Romney declined to sign a pro-life pledge sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony List to support legislation"2012 presidential campaign, Romney promised to nominate Supreme Court Justices who would help overturn Roe v. Wade,(1994 HE SUPPORTS WOMENS RIGHTS AND NOW 2012 HE WANTS TO OVERTURN ROE V. WADE? SORRY PEOPLE YOU CA ...
Is there ANYONE who still thinks the TEApublicans aren't a RACIST hate group? "The Republican attorneys general of Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, South Carolina, South Dakota and Texas filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court arguing that a key provision of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional. Significantly, the brief points to the fact that the Voting Rights Act impedes laws intended to make it more difficult for racial minorities to cast a ballot as a reason why Court should cast a skeptical gaze on the landmark voting rights law responsible for breaking the back of Jim Crow:"
Republicans really do hate women. Republicans would never, for example, choose a Sarah Palin to run for Vice President. Republicans would never name Sandra Day O'Connor to the U.S. Supreme Court. Republicans would never elect a Nikki Haley governor of South Carolina. Republicans would never elect Kay Baily Hutchison a U.S. senator from Texas. Republicans would never choose a Condoleeza Rice to be secretary of state. Republicans would never allow a Susana Martinez to be governor of New Mexico. If you have other examples of how Republicans hate women, please feel free to add them. But don't forget that Republicans, as a party, still don't have enough virtues to warrant the vote of the working and producing and creating people.
"Shirley Johnson gets her medical care at Palmetto Health Baptist hospital’s emergency room in Columbia, South Carolina. She goes when her back gives out or when a benign tumor near her ribcage swells and throbs. Johnson, as a 49-year-old with no dependents, isn’t eligible for Medicaid, the joint state-federal health program for the poor, which covers about 20 percent of the state’s residents. * Governor Nikki Haley, a Tea Party-backed Republican, was among the first state leaders to oppose expanding Medicaid after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Federal Government can’t make states do so._ Ready Money: The Federal Government would pay 100 percent of the costs for those newly enrolled until 2017, when its share would begin to decrease to 90 percent. Some states are leery of adding enrollees as pressure on federal spending may put those funds at risk, said Matt Salo, the head of the National Association of Medicaid Directors in Washington. “There is an enormous amount of federal dollars tha ...
TO : GOV Nikki Haley ...Please reconsider, & implement the Expanded MEDICAID portion...of the Affordable Care Act...Even if u just do it ONLY for the 1st 3 years, wherein the Fed Gov't will pay 100% of the COST ...With 930,000 UNINSURED CITIZENS in the Great State of South Carolina ...our State Gov't must NOT override the Supreme Court, the U.S. Congress, & the President...Therefore, becoming their "DEATH PANEL" ...May the good LORD continue to bless u...
I just signed a petition to The South Carolina State House, The South Carolina State Senate, and Governor Nikki Haley: President Obama signed and agreed, Congress passed and agreed, the Supreme Court reviewed and agreed, and the people of South Carolina have agreed. Will you? We urge you to fully c...
U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina is not happy about the Supreme Court's decision…
The Huffington Post (6/29, Resmovits) describes the experiences of Yvonne Mason, an English teacher at Mauldin High School in Mauldin, South Carolina, who struggled to help a pregnant 17-year-old student, who eventually dropped out. Mason, who suspected that a lack of healthcare contributed to the student's problems, "said the US Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act is 'brilliant,' because it strips limits from health-care coverage, and ensures someone like [her student] can't be denied coverage." The piece notes that healthcare issues can contribute to academic problems, adding, "in response to such problems, the US Department of Education has worked with the Department of Health and Human Services to increase the number of school-based clinics throughout the country. On Wednesday, the New York City Department of Education celebrated a $600,000 grant to connect existing community services with schools."
"I know many of you are angry about the Supreme Court's decision to uphold Obamacare. I am too. We're now living in a post-constitutional era that is destroying our country. The question we must ask ourselves today is this: What are we going to do about it? While we may be tempted to give up, we must keep fighting. The Supreme Court's decision underscores what we have said all along: the solution to Obamacare will come from the American people as they rise up and send true conservative leaders to Washington. It's now clear that there is only one solution to our government's unchecked power: win elections. This is why we must pledge today to only support candidates who will fight to repeal President Obama's health care takeover -- all of it. If you have not already done so, please visit www.repealitall.com and add your name to the list of Americans who are taking a stand and demanding full repeal." Jim Demint - US Senator, South Carolina
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Finally made it back to South Carolina after taking a reprieve from chasing cases to spend a few days inside the Beltway (D.C.). A synopsis of my visit: a) D.C. traffic is horrendous, b) my 2-yr-old daughter loves the Metro train, c) 3 days was grossly insufficient for my wife and I to tour the city, d) the connection between money and power wholly resonated when I discovered that the White House is flanked by the Treasury Dept, and d) my astonishment w/the genius of the Founding Fathers; Lincoln's audacity to preserve our Nation; and MLK Jr's temerity to dare America to live up to our Democratic values, was amplified x10 w/visits to the National Mall (Lincoln, King, Jefferson Memorials and the like ), White House, Congress, and the Supreme Court.
The U.S. Supreme Court this week rejected seven cases by Guantanamo detainees (as well as that of Jose Padilla, the U.S. citizen who claimed he was tortured while he was held in a military brig in South Carolina), largely making the DC Circuit Court the last resort for detainees and l...
In memory of Carolus Linnaeus and Margaret Wise Brown. Past May 23s: 1430: Joan of Arc is captured at Compiegne and sold to the British 1533 - King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon marriage declared null and void. 1785: Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals in a letter. 1788: South Carolina becomes eighth state. 1838: Under the provisions of the New Echota Treaty of December 29, 1835, this the deadline for Cherokees to emigrate to the Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma). 1962: In first transplant of a human limb, a 12-year-old boy’s right arm was replaced by Drs. Donald A. Malt and J. McKhann at the Massachusetts General Hospital. 1982: Colin Wilson rides a surfboard 2.94 miles at Stonebench, Gloucester. 1991: The U.S. Supreme Court upheld federal regulations prohibiting federally funded women’s clinics from discussing or advising abortion with patients.
Alabama Friends: “The Future of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act” May 24 | The Federalist Society-Birmingham Lawyers Chapter: Current preclearance litigation and constitutional challenges by Shelby County, Florida, South Carolina, and Texas, and possible Supreme Court hearing of Section 5 next term. VERY timely in wake of Friday's Shelby decision!
AND YOU WANT 4 MORE YEARS OF OBAMA? When power is placed in the hands of a usurper like Barack Obama, all thought of accepting authority from the other branches of government as delegated by the Constitution is rejected. Three years in office, we have seen Obama use the various agencies of the executive branch to break countless federal statutes, rob states of their legislative prerogatives, and flout the authority of Congress and the courts. Obama’s Department of Justice has actively prevented South Carolina, Arizona, Texas, and other states from implementing voter ID laws designed to prevent the widespread incidents of fraud so instrumental to the success of the Democrat Party in elections for the past 50 years. The Department has filed suit in Federal Court to prevent implementation of those state laws in spite of a 2008 Supreme Court ruling which found Constitutional an Indiana voter ID law whose various requirements were mirrored in the Texas and Arizona legislation. The EPA imposed water quality r ...
North Carolinians will go to the polls to vote today, May 8. On the ballot will be Amendment One, which provides that "marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State." I believe the issue of legalized *** marriage will eventually follow the pattern of other civil rights issues, such as women’s right to vote, bans against interracial marriage, legalized segregation, etc. In other words, though there will be twists and turns and steps backward along with steps forward, eventually the cause of equal rights will triumph. Interracial marriage provides an interesting analogy. It was illegal in 16 states, including NC, in 1967 when the US Supreme Court (Loving v. Virginia) struck down those laws (overturning Pace v. Alabama 1883). Still, because South Carolina and Alabama had constitutional amendments in place banning interracial marriage, those states had to amend their constitutions in order to remove those discriminatory amendments. Th ...
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