Cindi Ross Scoppe

December 5, 2012

Scoppe: Constitution, schmonstitution; we’re SC legislators

IT’S NO surprise that Richland County legislators are ignoring the attorney general’s opinion that says they don’t have the power to fire county Elections Director Lillian McBride. After all, they ignored a long string of attorney general’s opinions — and, more significantly, the Supreme Court rulings on which those opinions were based — when they passed the law last year that gave themselves the power to hire her, but not to fire her.

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