The Supreme Court’s decision on whether to uphold a Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks could determine if South Carolina’s law banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected will go into effect. The law could outlaw abortions in as few as four weeks after conception, or six weeks of pregnancy. More: WLTX
In other headlines:
Emergency officials urge S.C. to prepare for winter weather. Severe winter weather such as ice storms typically strike South Carolina in January or February, but state officials say now is the time to prepare. More: WRBL
Satterfield lawsuit involving Murdaugh gets Hampton Co. judge. State Judge Bentley Price will oversee the ongoing multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed by Gloria Satterfield’s heirs. The lawsuit was filed over the 2018 death of Satterfield while she was inside Alex Murdaugh’s home and the subsequent wrongful death payout that the heirs say never made it to them. The case did not previously have a judge permanently assigned to preside over it. More: The State, WCBD
USC faculty soon to meet with ‘preferred’ new president candidate. A “preferred candidate” for the new university president at the University of South Carolina will be brought before the Faculty Senate in the near future, according to the chairman of the Presidential Search Committee, Thad Westbrook. Past President Harris Pastides is serving as the school’s interim leader following the resignation of Bob Caslen following plagiarism accusations and a highly politicized selection process. More: The Daily Gamecock, The Post and Courier
S.C. House special session on redistricting starts. The South Carolina House started its special session on Wednesday with an assurance that they will likely handle nothing but new maps for state House and Senate and U.S. House districts — much to the dismay of anti-mandate protesters. More: AP News, The Post and Courier
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