Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Ethics Complaint Dismissal Affirmed

The South Carolina Supreme Court affirmed the dismissal on an action seeking declaration that Governor Nikki Haley committed ethics violations while serving as a member of the state House of Representatives.

A circuit court had dismissed the action (brought by an individual) for lack of jurisdiction. The court here agreed, concluding that the "House Ethics Committee has exclusive jurisdiction to hear complaints of ethics violations against its own mwmbers."

The House Ethics Committee entertained and dismissed the same complaints after the circuit court dismissed this case.  (Mike Frisch)

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