South Carolina Legal Overview
Top metro South Carolina areas for Legal Issues:
1. Capital punishment is legal in South Carolina, with the death penalty being administered by lethal injection. The state's most famous case is Briggs v. Elliott (1952), first among the five cases that were rolled into Brown v. Board of Education (1954), wherein the U.S. Supreme Court made its landmark ruling ordering complete desegregation of the nation's public schools. In Sherbert v. Verner (1963), the court again stepped in to stop religion-based employment discrimination. The Sherbert Test has since then been used on and off, and still stands as federal law in the form of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).
2. Law enforcement officials have said that an individual is South Carolina is in jail after he led them on a chass across state lines with explosive devices in his vehicle.
3. South Carolina has been released from some of the limitations of the No Child Left Behind law, a federal regulation that has been implemented.
Trending South Carolina Legal Topics: The South Carolina Bar Association was established as a voluntary organization in 1884. The South Carolina State Bar was subsequently created in 1968. They were merged into what is now the unified South Carolina State Bar (SCSB) in 1975. All of the 9,400 odd lawyers licensed to practice law in the state of South Carolina are required to be members of the SCSB, which now has more than 13,500 members. The South Carolina Supreme Court's Office of Bar Admissions is responsible for processing admission applications and providing administrative support to the Board of Law Examiners who administer the Bar exams.