<![CDATA[Palmetto Opinion Editorials & South Carolina Issues | The Herald & HeraldOnline.com]]> http://www.heraldonline.com/opinion/state-opinion/ en-us Mon, 14 Sep 2015 10:07:14 EDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Mon, 14 Sep 2015 10:07:14 EDT Palmetto Opinion 60 SC editorials: Police shootings, corruption probe, prescription epidemic http://www.heraldonline.com/opinion/state-opinion/article69972902.html#storylink=rss Settlement in Zachary Hammond suit only a start

Make sure legislative corruption probe continues

SC steps up efforts to combat prescription drug epidemic

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Tue, 05 Apr 2016 00:14:35 EDT http://www.heraldonline.com/opinion/state-opinion/article69972902.html
Ray Tanner: Honoring the ‘student’ in USC student-athletes http://www.heraldonline.com/opinion/state-opinion/article69972752.html#storylink=rss During the past two academic years, Gamecock student-athletes have led all schools in the SEC Academic Honor Roll, earning more than 700 recognitions

We recognize graduation as a championship experience, and in the past three years, 217 student-athletes have earned degrees

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Tue, 05 Apr 2016 00:13:09 EDT http://www.heraldonline.com/opinion/state-opinion/article69972752.html
A way forward in SC ethics investigation standoff http://www.heraldonline.com/opinion/state-opinion/article69971747.html#storylink=rss Could attorney general and solicitor both be acting in good faith?

If Pascoe admits he was wrong on law, Wilson should let him continue probe

If prosecutors can’t resolve this, Supreme Court must

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Tue, 05 Apr 2016 00:02:41 EDT

Why ‘none of your business’ is a legal answer on SC campaign spending http://www.heraldonline.com/opinion/state-opinion/article49786555.html#storylink=rss SC law requires officials to maintain details of their spending — not necessarily share them

Candidates have to provide details if asked by investigators, but they’re rarely asked

State law should require a lot more asking

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Mon, 14 Dec 2015 22:15:32 EST

Every South Carolinian deserves to be counted http://www.heraldonline.com/opinion/state-opinion/article49786830.html#storylink=rss US Supreme Court is considering case that would allow lawmakers to exclude children and non-citizens when drawing legislative districts

This would disenfranchise 1 million SC children alone

Constitution clearly intended lawmakers to represent all people, not just those who can vote

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Mon, 14 Dec 2015 22:17:56 EST http://www.heraldonline.com/opinion/state-opinion/article49786830.html
Editorials from around South Carolina: body cameras, Citadel cadets in white hoods, Confederate flag http://www.heraldonline.com/opinion/state-opinion/article49786600.html#storylink=rss Adjust body camera law

Citadel president acting appropriately

Flag display too costly

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Mon, 14 Dec 2015 22:16:22 EST http://www.heraldonline.com/opinion/state-opinion/article49786600.html
Before Rosa Parks, there was SC’s Sara Mae Flemming http://www.heraldonline.com/opinion/state-opinion/article48577145.html#storylink=rss Last week marked heralded 60th anniversary of famous Alabama case

Columbia woman successfully challenged bus segregation law 17 months earlier

Flemming was represented by Matthew Perry, later a federal judge

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Tue, 08 Dec 2015 08:03:30 EST http://www.heraldonline.com/opinion/state-opinion/article48577145.html
Editorials from around South Carolina: ‘disturbing schools’ law; gun background checks; police video http://www.heraldonline.com/opinion/state-opinion/article48576900.html#storylink=rss Police shouldn’t be schools’ primary discipline tools

Take hard look at state gun laws

SLED should learn lesson from Chicago; release slaying video

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Tue, 08 Dec 2015 07:59:28 EST http://www.heraldonline.com/opinion/state-opinion/article48576900.html
Abuse of discretion? Red tape overload? Regulators gone wild? http://www.heraldonline.com/opinion/state-opinion/article48576830.html#storylink=rss SC regulators have staged high-profile crack-downs this fall on abortion clinics, dams and child cares

Usual regulation bashers have been strangely quiet in the face of bureaucratic onslaught

It’s more honest, and difficult, to assess specific regulations than to make sweeping generalizations

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Tue, 08 Dec 2015 07:57:57 EST