Supreme Court To Hear Appeal on Haley Ethics Case
High court will re-open case thought to be finished.
It's the case that won't end. The South Carolina Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal to the ethics case against Gov. Nikki Haley.
The ethics charges against Haley were first filed by rival John Rainey last November. They were dismissed in March by a circuit court. The following month, the State Ethics Commission opened up a probe into Haley's finances and unanimously cleared her of any wrongdoing. But then Joan Brady, an Ethics Committee member, suggested the State Attorney Alan Wilson look into the case--even though Brady had just cleared the governor of any misdeeds.
In May, the Ethics Committee re-opened its investigation. In June, there was a hearing, during which Haley ripped Rainey as a "racist, sexist bigot." The day after Haley's comments, the six-member committee dismissed the charges for a second time. Now, the case has been re-opened yet again.
The core of Rainey's complaint is the accusation that Haley worked as a lobbyist while a member of the House of Representatives.
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