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Palmetto Chief Justice Race Bombshell

BREAKING NEWS IN S.C. JUDICIAL BRANCH POWER STRUGGLE The race for chief justice of the S.C. Supreme Court took a bizarre turn this week when its top candidate abruptly bowed out. John W. Kittredge, elected to the court in 2008, reportedly notified legislative leaders of his intention to remove his…

BREAKING NEWS IN S.C. JUDICIAL BRANCH POWER STRUGGLE

The race for chief justice of the S.C. Supreme Court took a bizarre turn this week when its top candidate abruptly bowed out.

John W. Kittredge, elected to the court in 2008, reportedly notified legislative leaders of his intention to remove his name from consideration late Friday.   That means liberal justice Donald Beatty is currently unopposed in the race to replace current chief justice Costa Pleicones, whose term expires at the end of the year.

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Thomas February 19, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Congratulations Associate Justice Donald W. Beatty! And he is so young…like 2024 till retirement.

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