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ACLU sues McMaster for ordering state workers’ in-person office return. The American Civil Liberties Union this week sued South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, asking that a judge halt McMaster’s order, which the ACLU said “is contrary to the safety, security, and welfare of the state.” Source: The Associated Press

Online spending bolsters Port of Charleston cargo to record levels. An ongoing online buying binge by consumers still stuck mostly at home by the pandemic led to the biggest month for cargo in the Port of Charleston’s history in March. Source: The Post and Courier

McMaster, Graham call federal election bill ‘power grab’ by Democrats. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham blasted a sweeping federal elections bill passed by the U.S. House that Democrats argue would expand voter access to the ballot box and strengthen campaign finance laws. Source: The State

Community weighing in on North Charleston racial bias audit. The North Charleston community is weighing in on the discussion around racial bias in the North Charleston Police Department. CNA, a non-profit research group, is conducting an audit of the police department. Source: WCSC TV

Charleston County justice reform bogged down by backlogs. The Charleston County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council’s 2020 annual report, released on April 6, highlights success on some areas of reform, but also shows a clear struggle in others. Source: The Post and Courier