[image-1] For the second year in a row, more than half of Charleston School of Law graduates failed the state bar exam. For the summer exam, the pass rate was 43 percent, down from 72 percent in 2008. USC Law’s pass rate was 76 percent. Source: P&C

Last night the candidates for lieutenant governor debated. Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell and Pamela Evette are the running mates for Rep. James Smith and Gov. Henry McMaster, respectively. Source: AP

Pending an appeal, former S.C. Representative Jim Harrison will be heading to prison. Harrison must turn himself in by the end of November to serve an 18-month sentence. Source: P&C

Rep. Mark Sanford has declined to endorse Rep. Katie Arrington in the race for his congressional seat, telling the Post and Courier, “part of leadership, at times, means knowing when it’s best to keep quiet. To me, this is probably one of those times.” Arrington defeated Sanford in June’s GOP primary. Source: P&C