Charleston’s prosecutor said Tuesday she was committed to making a thorough investigation into the January jail death of Jamal Sutherland amid mounting calls for charges of two deputies, both of whom were recently fired. More: The Post and Courier, The State, Charleston City Paper
In other headlines:
Lawmakers mostly in favor of reform for ‘hidden’ earmarks. An overwhelming majority of lawmakers in the South Carolina Legislature say they would support new laws that would require more transparency and accountability for hidden earmarks. More: The State
Columbia hears from doctors supporting, opposing conversion therapy ban. Columbia leaders heard from doctors both in support of and opposed to a proposed ban on the professional practice of therapy seeking to change a minor’s sexual orientation or gender identity. More: The State, The Post and Courier
Teacher group drops protest plan after receiving threats. Teacher advocacy group SC for Ed says teachers met privately on Monday after the group dropped plans for public protests in Columbia amid threats of violence. More: Associated Press
Looming decisions on abortion, guns fuel calls for left to add Supreme Court seats. President Biden and most Democratic leaders have been resistant to the idea of adding more seats to the Supreme Court, pointing to a commission set up by the administration to study court reform. More: The Washington Post
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