Sam Wellborn becomes vice chair of SC Bar’s Diversity Committee

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Sam Wellborn, an associate with Robinson Gray law firm, has been named vice chair of the Diversity Committee of the South Carolina Bar. He will serve in the role for the 2020-2021 term. His plans while in this position include: Developing a joint event for this fall with the S.C. Chamber of […]

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Personal Identifying Information is Exempt from FOIA

The South Carolina Court of Appeals reversed a trial court decision that ordered the City of Columbia to disclose the home addresses, personal telephone numbers, and personal email addresses for applicants who applied for the position of city manager. Plaintiff sent the City a Freedom of Information Act request for all materials relating to the […]

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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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