Ex-officer Michael Slager appeals 20-year sentence for killing Black man. Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, who is serving 20 years in prison for killing an unarmed Black man who ran from a traffic stop, said his lawyer never told him about a plea offer from prosecutors that could have cut years off his sentence. Source: Associated Press

McMaster moves to prevent S.C. from accepting migrant children from border. An order to prevent S.C. from accepting unaccompanied migrant children from the U.S.-Mexican border comes after Gov. Henry McMaster contacted DSS about the system’s capacity to accommodate minors, thousands of whom have entered the U.S. in recent months. Source: Spartanburg Herald-Journal

S.C. Dems face uphill climb against Tim Scott in 2022 after defeat last year. South Carolina Democrats’ first challenge in their attempts to oust Tim Scott will be convincing donors and voters not to give up on the Palmetto State after their big loss against Lindsey Graham in 2020. Source: The Post and Courier

States filing suits after being told they can’t use COVID aid to cut taxes. A provision included in the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package in March is leading to a number of lawsuits between states and the Treasury Department over the limits of the federal government’s authority. Source: The Wall Street Journal

S.C. Attorney General leads opposition to D.C. statehood. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is leading 21 of his peers calling on President Joe Biden and Congress to reject statehood for Washington, D.C. Source: The Post and Courier