The South Carolina Supreme Court on Tuesday heard its first challenge to the state law protecting Confederate and other historical monuments since its passage 21 years ago. Justices questioned the constitutionality of all or part of the state Heritage Act, which was passed to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse dome with provisions that allowed historical monuments to stay up unless there was a supermajority vote by lawmakers. More: Associated Press, The State, The Post and Courier

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Roof’s attorney says racist delusion should have shown incapacity to represent self in court. Attorneys argued that Dylann Roof’s continuing delusional beliefs of rescue from white nationalists should have shown judges he wasn’t competent enough to defend himself in court. More: SC Public Radio, The State

Charleston County settles with Sutherland family for $10M. Charleston County Council agreed to pay $10 million to the family of Jamal Sutherland, the Black man with mental illness who died in police custody in the county jail. More: The Post and Courier, The New York Times

North Charleston in talks on how to spend $12M in pandemic relief funds. City staff and council members floated ideas for how North Charleston should spend $12 million in pandemic relief funds during the May 20 Finance Committee meeting. More: The Post and Courier

DHS to require pipeline operators to report cyberattacks after Colonial Pipeline shutdown. Federal officials will replace voluntary cybersecurity guidance for the pipeline industry with mandatory regulations. More: The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal

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