Making Democracy Work

A Fair Judiciary

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