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Why The “Godfather Of Pork” Wanted Control Of SC Judicial Committee

HE HAS SOME JUDGES HE WANTS APPOINTED … It wasn’t just political retribution that led to a qualified attorney being dumped for a political hack on an influential judicial selection committee in South Carolina.  Apparently the influential leader who orchestrated the coup – S.C. Senate leader Hugh Leatherman – had an eye on getting some…

HE HAS SOME JUDGES HE WANTS APPOINTED …

It wasn’t just political retribution that led to a qualified attorney being dumped for a political hack on an influential judicial selection committee in South Carolina.  Apparently the influential leader who orchestrated the coup – S.C. Senate leader Hugh Leatherman – had an eye on getting some judges appointed, too.

The state’s “Godfather of Pork” – who has wielded almost unchecked influence in South Carolina politics for the last year-and-a-half – is pushing a pair of S.C. Supreme Court nominees with connections to his hometown of Florence, S.C.

One is Ralph King “Tripp” Anderson, chief judge of the state’s administrative law court. The other is Craig Brown, a circuit court judge.

Both hail from Leatherman’s backyard … and both happen to be among the five judges currently being considered for a spot on the S.C. Supreme Court.  Wanna guess whether one (or both) of them are among the three finalists chosen next week?

“Absolute power tends to corrupt, as Lord Acton said,” one source familiar with Leatherman’s machinations told us.

Absolutely …

As we wrote in our prior column, “with all the talk of judicial reform in South Carolina, this is the perfect example of how real reform is never going to happen as long as lawmakers control the judges.”

“Competence should drive judicial selection, not politics,” we added.

Indeed … not corruption.

Anyway, hearings of this committee – now effectively a rubber stamp for Leatherman and his cronies – will be held beginning on Monday, November 16.

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17 comments

Manny November 13, 2015 at 1:26 pm

throw out every damn State Senator there is. They allow that third world farce to operate- they allow a crook like Leatherman to run this state because it gives them a little power. He buys them with morsels as he rapes the public.

Every Senator allows this. None of them are brave enough to stop him. They all want his leftovers. They all do as they are told.

Throw them all out in 2016! Don’t worry about who replaces them- they can’t be worse!

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Reality November 13, 2015 at 2:32 pm

That sure sounds great and all, Manny, but we all know their seats are safe. You guys always reelect them. Everytime.

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Sic Semper Tyrannis November 13, 2015 at 4:15 pm

In SC it’s the R brand or nothing. Who cares if they screw ya or rob ya blind, it least they’re republicans.

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Tazmaniac November 13, 2015 at 4:23 pm

Did you ever consider getting a little angry at the fact that the D brand is so crappy that the R brand looks good in comparison? I’m pretty pissed off that I can’t go in the booth and get a good feeling out of pulling most any lever in there. BTW, the R brand has been in power for a minute compared to the long, long, history of corrupt brand Ds.

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Sic Semper Tyrannis November 13, 2015 at 5:36 pm

We just have different opinions, Bush changed the way I think, nothing personal.

TARevolution November 13, 2015 at 2:04 pm

White House Sexting arrest latest embarrassment for Obama’s Secret Service…

Why is FITS SILENT???

If this were going on w/ anybody even remotely Republican, this smarmy Son of a Bitch would be jerking off with the Obama creep they arrested. .

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??? November 13, 2015 at 2:29 pm

Now that your boy Trump is comparing your boy Carson to a child molester and basically melting down in Iowa, who will you get behind next? I bet it’s Cruz.

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Hammerhead Sharky November 13, 2015 at 2:30 pm

That’s a great point, I just made….with one of my other profiles.
+1000000000000

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Nick Chucker November 13, 2015 at 2:59 pm

I got all the info I need to get my lawyer to take money from me for a go-nowhere case! LMAO!!!!!!!

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Chickenhead Flippy November 13, 2015 at 3:12 pm

My lawyer, Jackie Chiles, posts here often. We’re going to slap the shit out of you in court.
Nobody says I’m a molester, even though I’ve defended them here before, and gets away with it…….except everybody on FitsNews.

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flip flop November 13, 2015 at 3:25 pm

I call other people brain injured, talk about the pot calling the kettle black!

GrandTango November 13, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Was that guy flip? Or you?

Are you mad you didn’t get the text?

Why weren’t you this fired up against Josh Duggar?

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Squishy123 November 15, 2015 at 3:03 pm

I’m more concerned that the Marines refused to accept Hillary back in the 1970’s.
https://www.yahoo.com/politics/hillary-clintons-story-about-marines-rejection-173811079.html

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TARevolution November 15, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Probably figured she was a Communist infiltrator. Remember Lee Harvey Oswald was in the Marines, and he was not as Communist as Hillary. And look what he did to a Democrat….

Imagine what Hillary would have done if she was qualified as a sniper?

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Rocky Verdad November 13, 2015 at 2:49 pm

No freakin’ way anyone from Florence gets to sit on the State Supreme Court. I mean come on people.

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exhausted in Columbia November 13, 2015 at 8:05 pm

As stated before, Leatherman’s VERY greedy

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Queen Jean November 15, 2015 at 7:12 pm

Whoa. I haven’t approved any of this political maneuvering yet. We have got to throw the Black Caucus a bone or just make a bunch of promises like we did when I bought off my last election. Hugh, Call me. You have all of my numbers. Jenny Horne said she still has the list of the losers who fell for our crap filled promises last time.

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