The LWVSC supports an independent, unified judicial system with:
- Merit selection of judges at all levels, including magistrates, through the establishment of a judicial nominating commission on a statewide level; and
- Establishment of a judicial qualifications commission at a statewide level for the discipline and removal of judges at all levels.
The League has worked to improve the process in South Carolina to ensure a qualified, independent, and diverse judiciary.
LWVSC Questions Constitutionality of Judicial Selection Process in South Carolina: 2010 Press Release.
LWVSC Issues Press Release on Judicial Independence
LWVSC Motion for Leave to file Amicus Brief
LWVSC Amicus Curiae Brief
Background paper: Judicial Selection Process in South Carolina