South Carolina falls out of top 10 states where women are killed by men. For the first time since the data has been tracked, South Carolina came in at No. 11 on a rank of states where women are killed by men. It’s the first time since the data began being tracked in 1996 that S.C. is not in the top 10. Source: P&C
Lawmakers approve plan to spend the remaining COVID-19 relief money. On Wednesday, legislators appropriated the remaining $693 million in COVID-19 relief funds. Most of the money will go to replenishing the state’s unemployment fund ($420 million), with the remaining: $115 million to education and government agencies; $93 million on COVID-19 testing; $25 million for nonprofit grants; and $40 million for minority and small businesses. Source: AP
Former South Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal to speak at RBG vigil. Former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal, the first woman to sit on the state’s highest court, will speak on the steps of the court to remember the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Source: The State
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speaks at Charleston School of Law in Zoom visit. Charleston School of Law professor Christopher Mills surprised his class with a visit from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas this week. Thomas answered students questions and talked about what it was like to work with the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Source: Charleston School of Law
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