Episode 15

Published on:

8th Nov 2023

Why is "Magistrate Judge" So Difficult to Pronounce?

Opening (01:10)

  • Nikki Haley gift wrapping paper (Yahoo!)
  • GWCDP Nov Breakfast Meeting videos (YouTube)

On the Campaign Trail (07:53)

The News

Budget Earmark For Building of Bible School Challenged (10:34)

  • Presentation by lawyer Steven Edward Buckingham (YouTube)
  • Christian organization got $1.5M in SC budget to build private school. Is it legal? (The State)
  • Thou shall not give public money to a private, Christian school, SC lawmakers (The State)
  • South Carolina lawmakers must rescind $1.5 million handout for religious school (Freedom From Religion Foundation)
  • State sued over $1.5M earmark co-sponsored by Greenwood lawmaker (Index Journal)
  • SC will withhold $1.5M earmark from SC Christian group while lawsuit proceeds (The State)

The Absurdity of our Magistrate Judge System (22:09)

  • Governor Henry McMaster Directs Solicitors to Seek Attorney General’s Approval Before Reducing Criminal Sentences (governor.sc.gov)
  • Magistrate judge applicants to face probing questions (Statehouse Report)
  • S.0102 Magistrate eligibility examination (statehouse.gov)
  • Rule 509 - Certification of Magistrates and Municipal Judges (casetext)
  • Eligibility examinations for magistrates (casetext)
  • These SC judges can have less training than barbers but still decide thousands of cases each (Post & Courier)
  • Senators keep tight control over county magistrates (Index Journal)
  • Greenwood gets new magistrates amid tensions with Sen. Garrett (Index Journal)
  • Editorial: Lazy SC magistrates a symptom of much larger problem (Post & Courier)
  • South Carolina's governor wants more financial and background information from magistrates (AP)
  • Our View: Magistrate selection steps get overdue overhaul (Index Journal)
  • Rep John McCravy outraged (Facebook)
  • Our View: Magistrate selection, take 2 (Index Journal)
  • A (not so) Supreme Court (YouTube)

Closing (43:29)

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