Gov. Mark Sanford faces scrutiny from both House lawmakers and the State Ethics Commission. A summary:
Lawmakers have filed a resolution charging Sanford with abandoning his duties - meeting the constitutional requirement of "serious misconduct" - by leaving the state for five days in June. Lawmakers also are exploring whether a 2008 trip to Argentina was arranged as cover for Sanford to meet his lover.
THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION
A three-member panel of the commission will meet in January to weigh evidence in 37 ethics charges against the governor. Those charges range from illegal use of business-class airfare to improper use of state aircraft and campaign money. The panel will hear from Sanford before deciding which, if any, charges he is guilty of. Sanford can appeal that decision to the full nine-member commission and, then, the state's Court of Appeals.