Exemptions to Disclosure Under the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act

As explained in this blog post, the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) provides a statutory framework through which the public can request public records.  FOIA also contains a number of exemptions, however, that would permit (but not require) a public body to not disclose the requested information.  This “permit but not require” feature […]

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Obtaining Records Under the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act

The South Carolina Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), at S.C. Code Ann. § 30-4-10, et seq., provides a means by which members of the public can “peer behind the curtain” to better understand the activities of public bodies.  One of the key features of FOIA is the provision enabling the public to obtain or inspect […]

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South Carolina Voter ID

A general election is right around the corner in South Carolina.  What ID will I need to bring with me to the polls? South Carolina law provides a number of ID options for electors wanting to cast a ballot.  The default ID to be presented at your respective polling place is your current South Carolina […]

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Early and Absentee Voting

What’s the difference between absentee and early voting? Every state election commission defines these terms slightly differently.  In South Carolina, early voting and absentee voting are referred to jointly as absentee voting, which can be conducted in-person or by mail.  Absentee voting is when an elector casts a ballot other than at the polls on […]

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Business Income Tax Reporting and Municipal Code Updates

The S.C. Supreme Court recently issued an opinion that is likely to impact businesses’ municipal tax reporting, municipalities’ balance sheets, and city and county tax law more generally.  In its opinion, the Court broke with both the City of Goose Creek’s interpretation of its own ordinance and the Court of Appeals’ determination supporting that interpretation, […]

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