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Nikki Haley Sued For Evading FOIA Law

WATCHDOG SEEKS DOCUMENTS … GOVERNOR IGNORES HIS REQUEST A prominent good government watchdog has sued S.C. governor Nikki Haley over her failure to comply with his Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Ned Sloan of Greenville, S.C. – who has fought for years on behalf of open and accountable government…

WATCHDOG SEEKS DOCUMENTS … GOVERNOR IGNORES HIS REQUEST

A prominent good government watchdog has sued S.C. governor Nikki Haley over her failure to comply with his Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

Ned Sloan of Greenville, S.C. – who has fought for years on behalf of open and accountable government – submitted a FOIA last month seeking information regarding lawsuits against the scandal-scarred S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT).

Specifically, Sloan’s request sought information on “more than 17 lawsuits” defended with taxpayer money from the state’s Insurance Reserve Fund (IRF) – requesting that Haley’s office mail him the public records related to these cases, all of which involved “damages alleging water on road surface(s).”

Sloan sent his FOIA via certified mail on December 16.  A month later, he has yet to receive a response according to his complaint (.pdf here).

According to our sources, Sloan’s FOIA is an effort to get to the bottom of several recent traffic accidents.

One of those accidents – a fatal car crash on Highway 25 in Greenville County, S.C. – was profiled in this report by Upstate, S.C. television station WYFF TV 4 (NBC – Greenville, S.C.).

We’ll be sure to update our readers regarding the disposition of this case …

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51 comments

TroubleBaby January 20, 2016 at 4:07 pm

Ned Sloan is awesome.

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Thuggery January 20, 2016 at 5:54 pm

Ned Sloan better watch out, the good old boys don’t take kindly to those who ask too many questions. They play by their own rules.

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Dick C Normis January 20, 2016 at 6:15 pm

Next thing you know….they will try and create a registry for journalists…oh wait!!!

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As a dirty rotten homosexual I am against ANY kind of registry.

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TrikkiNikki January 21, 2016 at 9:57 am

Go away neeger

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jimlewisowb January 20, 2016 at 4:16 pm

Ned Sloan, aka Cockroachslayer

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deepal January 20, 2016 at 4:25 pm

Yes a SC rockstar like Curtis.

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well-i-am into it January 20, 2016 at 4:28 pm

Amen brother jimlewisowb. Lets all cheer the Cockroachslayer :)).

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The Establishment January 20, 2016 at 5:06 pm

Ned Sloan, not even a minor annoyance.

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King Size Can of Raid January 20, 2016 at 5:56 pm

So many roaches to slay, though.

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Tazmaniiac January 20, 2016 at 8:44 pm

I wish you were gay.I could fall in love.

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flip(aka RINO Stomper) January 20, 2016 at 4:22 pm

Government agencies try avoiding FOIA laws and accountability to the citizens by bankrupting those seeking the information.

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Nookie Haley January 20, 2016 at 5:55 pm

And I couldn’t have done it without the support of my loyal followers, like Flip Coscoe, Sandi Morals, Nick Chucker, Pogo, and… what are your other accounts again?

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you asked! January 20, 2016 at 8:34 pm

GOD

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Tazmaniiac January 20, 2016 at 8:43 pm

I like Flip.Smartest damn guy on FitsNews.

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Funny Joke January 21, 2016 at 11:43 am

You should do stand up.

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otis January 20, 2016 at 4:23 pm

Ah, the downward spiral of a turd which is being flushed away.

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Dot January 20, 2016 at 4:51 pm

More like a prisoner being set free, to move on to greater pastures.

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asha January 20, 2016 at 4:26 pm

Whatya gonna do when they come for you.

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stumpknocker January 20, 2016 at 4:30 pm

this amounts to a pimple on cow’s ass, this will work its way up the court system until it gets to a good conservative judge who rules in nikki’s favour and then quietly die

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utah January 20, 2016 at 4:44 pm

I’m by no stretch a Haley supporter, but the way he addressed the certified letter leads one to believe he wanted to make it difficult. Addressing it to N.R. Haley, and the generic “1205 Pendleton St.” (which is the entire capital complex) without any reference to the Governor’s office is asking for some low-level, know-nothing (and one possibly completely unconnected to the Governor’s office, given the vast number of agencies and offices in the complex) to sign for it and not know where to send it.

Obviously the last name “Haley” would be an indication as to whom the letter was directed, but come on–Sloan could’ve easily expressly stated “Governor Nikki Haley, SC State House” and removed any doubts about it arriving at the correct destination.

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Zzzzz January 20, 2016 at 4:49 pm

But then he wouldn’t have this total non-story to share.

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Ned Sloan Wastes Taxpayer $ January 20, 2016 at 8:35 pm

Agreed. This is ridiculous.

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Denozitall January 21, 2016 at 6:13 am

He exposes bullshit and he is wasting tax dollars?? You don’t blink that the courts appear corrupted. What is wrong with that picture?

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shifty henry January 20, 2016 at 5:13 pm

The dude wasn’t playing fair regarding the addressee and street address. There are 6 state employees employed at 5 different agencies (not including Nikki).

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erneba January 20, 2016 at 7:25 pm

Appears he purposely tried to cloak the request in more controversy. He should have played it straight from the start.
I think he deserves to obtain the information, but why did he pull it out, drop it on the floor, and tap dance on it.

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Zzzzz January 20, 2016 at 7:29 pm

But then he couldn’t have his sucker buddy Will Folks drum up a bullshit gotcha piece and put it on the internet.

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Lone Ranger January 20, 2016 at 6:02 pm

What?…people dying and me covering up and lying?…whaddya expect me to say

Like I-Lie-Joe Wilson I ripped patriots’ flag WITHOUT your vote and like Joe—I’m…D O A !!!

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Hummmm January 20, 2016 at 6:38 pm

What year did the vote to put up the flag happen?

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Tonto January 20, 2016 at 6:42 pm

Yes, Lone Ranger, when did the people vote to put up the flag?
This should be good ;-). How will he avoid answering that question!

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Lone Ranger January 20, 2016 at 6:52 pm

Tonto (NO relation to Tonto) and Hummmm ignorantly but proudly flunked out of Remedial History
They were flag-rippers like I-Lie-Joe and–nope–neither did know the Civil War began in…SC !!!

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Tonto January 20, 2016 at 7:27 pm

There never was a vote, dipshit.
You never even made it to a history class.
The same group that put it up, took it down.
The legislature.
Hope you enjoyed the free lesson, son.

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Lone Ranger January 21, 2016 at 4:06 pm

Tonto (NO relation to Tonto) was horribly embarrassed when history was explained to him
He could find no one else to blame–like Haley his fate was the same–hung on his very own limb !!!

Tazmaniiac January 20, 2016 at 8:45 pm

I sure miss Grand Tango.It ain’t been the same.He and pogo were brilliant.

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sue happy January 20, 2016 at 6:08 pm

What is this, his 100th lawsuit now?

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Bible Thumper January 20, 2016 at 6:27 pm

For Ned Sloan it is the 100th lawsuit. The first I remember he sued Mark Sanford for being Governor and in the National Guard at the same time. I believe Sloan lost that one. He sued about election registration laws after the legislature “fixed” the debacle that took dozens of challengers off the ballot.
http://www.thestate.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article13849229.html

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Can I have another? January 20, 2016 at 6:56 pm

Solid proof that it’s mostly folly to take government to court, in their courts.

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Denozitall January 21, 2016 at 6:11 am

And exposing that is wrong, why?

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Can I have another? January 21, 2016 at 8:29 am

There nothing wrong with it at all. I’m just pointing it out. I’m glad Sloan is willing to spend his money for accountability.

But let’s face it, there’s very few Ned Sloan’s in the state and the idea that lawsuits in government’s own courts will change anything is naive. There might be a victory here or there, but in the big picture government owns us and that’s that.

Tazmaniiac January 20, 2016 at 8:46 pm

You seem to have a knack for posting stupidity. Keep up the good work.Perfect audience for it on Fits.

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Here you go January 20, 2016 at 6:38 pm

here is some info on his past suits

http://www.carpenterlawfirm.net/in-the-news.php

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Sue The Fuck Out Of Them January 21, 2016 at 5:41 pm

Who cares.

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Nunc Pro Tunc January 20, 2016 at 8:35 pm

A now former high ranking official in SC State Government once told me, that his agency would intentionally ignore and/or drag out FOIA request just to annoy the person or persons who submitted the same. Under criminal statutes, that is illegal. Haley’s attorney is playing games with Sloan. He needs to be thrown on the carpet with action against his law license.

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Ned Sloan Wastes Taxpayer $ January 20, 2016 at 8:38 pm

Funny, we don’t hear of the many lawsuits Sloan has lost. Fat old fuck needs to find another hobby in his elder years.

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Denozitall January 21, 2016 at 6:10 am

Have heard the same thing. Clean out state government. Crooks and worthless bastards running most everything. No wonder the state is such a shitting mess.

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Kyle January 20, 2016 at 9:03 pm

Look at her SCDPS Director Leroy Smith…..ask how many lawsuits have brought against him and his HR Director by former white employees her were wrongly terminated or demoted……big mess over there he brought same shit here he left in Florida.

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Denozitall January 21, 2016 at 6:09 am

That shit will bounce back eventually.

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shifty henry January 21, 2016 at 4:05 pm

— and what about the Pardon and Parole group?

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barry white January 21, 2016 at 2:23 am

yawn

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SeenIt January 21, 2016 at 12:46 pm

Someone needs to FOIA Nikki for how much the Taxpayers have spent on individual settlements for Illegal Cabinet Agency Personnel Actions during her tenure. I bet it is millions. And speaks to her total disregard for applicable laws and regulations in this subject area. Petel would be in on these too.

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