RBG remembered; Judge strikes down witness requirement

Local leaders praise Ruth Bader Ginsburg. South Carolina politicians and leaders praised Supreme Court Justice, woman’s equality pioneer, and pop-culture icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Gov. Henry McMaster said she was “a guiding inspiration for many Americans,” and U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn praised her “unwavering commitment to justice for all.” Source: The State

Graham wants to fill Supreme Court vacancy. In a call with the S.C. Republican Party Chairman, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said “We’re going to get four more years and by the time it’s over, it’ll be the Donald Trump court.” Source: Charlotte Observer

Graham’s “use my words against me” used against him. In 2016, Graham said “I want you to use my words against me. If there’s a Republican president in 2016 and a vacancy occurs in the last year of the first term, you can say Lindsey Graham said let’s let the next president, whoever it might be, make that nomination, and you could use my words against me and you’d be absolutely right. We’re setting a precedent here today.” He has since said he’s “dead set” on approving another Trump justice. Source: WIS

Federal judge strikes down witness requirement for absentee ballots, could still be appealed. U.S. District Court Judge Michelle Childs struck down the requirement that South Carolina voters have a witness sign their absentee ballots, citing the increased risk due to COVID-19. It could still be appealed. Source: P&C

High tides could cause flooding on Monday around noon. Elevated tides could cause flooding around high tide, expected to be 11:57 a.m. downtown. Tropical systems have the usual tides higher than normal, so expect some flooding and road closures in low lying areas. Source: WCSC


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