SC chief justice’s potential ties to ethics case questioned

By Rick Brundrett | The Nerve

It’s no secret that South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell actively campaigned for state Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal, who won re-election last week in a rare judicial race decided by the General Assembly.

It’s also no secret that Harrell, R-Charleston, is under investigation by the state grand jury for possible violations of ethics laws.

In February 2013, the South Carolina Policy CouncilThe Nerve’s parent organization – filed a complaint with state Attorney General Alan Wilson, asking for an investigation of, among other things, whether Harrell’s campaign reimbursements connected with his private plane use violated state ethics law.

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