Category Archives: South Carolina

Danielle Holley-Walker on NPR!

Feminist (and University of South Carolina) Law Prof Danielle Holley-Walker talks about her primary blog, SCBlackPress, and the upcoming SC Democratic Primary on the NPR program”News and Notes”hosted by Farai Chideya. You can listen to the broadcast here.

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In Front of the SC State House Dome, Underneath the Confederate Flag, Attending a Martin Luther King Day Rally, Noticing That the Only Woman Who Got To Speak Was Hillary Clinton

2008 King Day At The Dome. That’s where and how I spent the morning. Video excerpts here. Billed as “A Statewide March and Rally for Justice and Equity,” the substantive speaker program was as follows: “Welcome and Opening Remarks” by … Continue reading

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“Supreme Court First: A Female Special Master”

From The Blog of Legal Times: The Supreme Court today quietly helped shatter a glass ceiling you may not have known existed by appointing the first female special master in the Supreme Court’s history. She’s Kristin Linsley Myles of San … Continue reading

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Judge Who Helped Found the Charleston School of Law and Serves on its Board of Advisors (Even Though It Is For Profit!) Denied New Term Due To Sexist and Racist Remarks …

… according to this account in The State. Below is an excerpt: A U.S. magistrate judge accused of making disparaging sexist and ethnic remarks was not reappointed Friday by the state’s U.S. District judges, according to sources familiar with the … Continue reading

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“Ben Tillman Statue in South Carolina”

In many respects it’s worse than the Confederate flag that flies nearby on the SC Statehouse grounds. Al Brophy has the story here, at the Legal History blog.

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Hell Is Freezing Over

It’s snowing here!  

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Anyone see a problem with the South Carolina Attorney General enforcing election laws while working as co-chair of John McCain’s state campaign?

Read more here.

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More Vote Supression In South Carolina

From a local newspaper: “Many polling places closed on primary day” Many South Carolina voters will be sent to new polling places on presidential primary day, as one-fifth of regular state polling places will be closed. The closed polls are … Continue reading

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South Carolina Board of Education Decides Against Banning Biology Text That Teaches Evolution

Thank goodness. The vote was scary close: The South Carolina Education Board approved a biology textbook Wednesday for public schools, despite questions from critics worried about how the book teaches evolution. The board voted 9-7 to approve the textbook’s latest … Continue reading

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For The Couple of Weeks Or So, Y’all Will Be Watching South Carolina

The Democratic presidential primary election will be held here in South Carolina on Saturday, January 26. After it’s over, with a population of just over four million, we won’t get much attention from the candidates or national press, but up … Continue reading

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