"SC legislators to pick 9 new judges" Columbia The State December 6, 2012
The December 2nd edition of The State newspaper featured a report entitled "SC legislators to pick 9 new judges." It details how South Carolina lawmakers created the new judicial seats - the first new seats to be created in 16 years.
The state's Judicial Merit Selection Commission selected the finalists, and lawmakers are expected to cast their votes for the new judges in January.
Critics argue that lawmakers should not be in the business of electing the judges who interpret the laws that they pass.
But, Nexsen Pruet attorney and President of the South Carolina Bar, Angus Macaulay, says the Bar supports the process. In an email to The State, Macaulay wrote that our system "“avoids the harsh partisan politics found in other states.”
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Angus Macaulay was installed as President of the SC Bar on May 3, 2012.
He is a certified specialist in employment and labor law by the South Carolina Supreme Court. He concentrates his practice representing management in employment litigation matters. He also provides practical advice to employers on ways to minimize litigation risks and comply with federal and state employment laws. Mr. Macaulay is a frequent lecturer on employment-related topics.