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S.C. HIGH COURT RESPONDS TO BAR EXAM FLAP

FITSNews – November 9, 2007 – Two days after we broke the story alleging some monkey business relating to the grading of this year’s S.C. Bar Exam, the State Supreme Court has finally responded … well, sort of.

In a statement posted to its website this afternoon, the Supremes say the whole flap started on Halloween when an unspecified error was first reported by an examiner to the Clerk of Court.

“On October 31, 2007, a scoring error reported by the examiner of the Wills, Trusts, and Estates Section, was communicated to the Clerk of Court,” the statement reads. “On November 1, 2007, the full Court was advised of the examiner’s communication and determined that owing to this error the results of the affected section would not be considered. This action, which was posted on this website on November 2, 2007, resulted in twenty additional examinees receiving overall passing scores.”

Accompanying its statement, the Court also published an updated list of those individuals who passed the bar exam (which includes a disproportionately high percentage of white dudes with roman numerals behind their names), along with a breakdown of the passing percentages from the University of South Carolina (91.5%), Charleston Law School (69.9%) and all other schools combined (79.4%).

We applaud the Court for releasing all of this information, but chances are it’s only going to stoke the conflagration, particularly now that the mainstream media has gotten a hold of the story.

Speaking of which, thanks a whole helluva lot to La Socialista for refusing to throw some love the FITS’ gals way in their front-page story this morning. Especially you, news columnsit John Monk.

We thought all those venti mocha frappucinos we shared together at Starbucks’ meant something, dude …