Wednesday, October 9, 2019

WANTED: Attorney

Can someone in the community recommend an attorney for a legal action against the Richland School District Two that involves getting Leave from a Circuit Judge to file writs of quo warranto in the South Carolina Supreme Count?

SECTION 15-63-60. Action against usurpers, for forfeiture of office or against persons acting as corporation.

An action may be brought by the Attorney General in the name of the State upon his own information or upon the complaint of any private party or by a private party interested on leave granted by a circuit judge against the parties offending in the following cases:

(1) When any person shall usurp, intrude into, or unlawfully hold or exercise any public office, civil or military, or any franchise within this State or any office in a corporation, created by the authority of this State;

The Office of the South Carolina Attorney General took a very close look at my complaint and opted not to pursue it. The Richland County Sheriff and SLED were very helpful.

An outside option was that they have "prosecutorial discretion" and that may have been the reason for declining to prosecute. I'll certainly agree that putting away murderers, robbers and crooked state politicians ranks higher in any office that might have limited resources.

But having two people on the school board illegally is important.

Why won't the School Board just administer the oath of office to McKie and Holmes. After all, they did file their Statement of Economic Interests Reports on December 4, 2018. They are eligible now to take the oath of office legally.