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Dec 23, 2011 Justice Dept. Cites Race in Halting Law Over Voter ID

QUOTE: The Justice Department on Friday blocked a new South Carolina law that would require voters to present photo identification, saying the law would disproportionately suppress turnout among eligible minority voters....an aggressive stance in reviewing a wave of new state voting restrictions, largely enacted by Republicans in the name of fighting fraud.

New York Times
Dec 12, 2011 Amazon Denies It Has a Small-Business Problem (You're the Boss)

QUOTE: For years — since its inception — Amazon has been at implicit war with local brick-and-mortar stores. Last week, the implicit seemingly became explicit when Amazon began a promotion that encouraged customers to check out prices at local retailers and use a specially designed “Price Check” smartphone app to report what they found back to Amazon. Customers who then purchased the same item from Amazon received a 5 percent discount, up to $5.

New York Times
Jun 11, 2010 Who’s Alvin Greene? State Asks After Vote

QUOTE: everyone wants to know how Mr. Greene, an unemployed Army veteran who had been completely unknown until Tuesday, inexplicably defeated a heavily favored former legislator and judge to become the state’s Democratic nominee for the Senate — and the state’s latest political circus act.

New York Times
Feb 28, 2010 Civil rights-era killings yield secrets to FBI probe

QUOTE: Three years after the FBI pledged to investigate more than 100 unsolved civil rights killings, the agency is ready to close all but a handful. Investigators say they have solved most of the mysteries behind the cases, but few will result in indictments, given the passage of decades, the deaths of prime suspects and the challenge of gathering evidence.

Washington Post
Jun 25, 2009 Why didn’t S.C. paper publish Sanford’s love letters sooner?

QUOTE: The [Palmetto] State [a South Carolina Newspaper] received the governor’s missives to his Argentine lover in an anonymous e-mail in December. ...questions about why South Carolina’s premier watchdog newspaper sat on the story since receiving the e-mails anonymously last December.

Christian Science Monitor
Oct 12, 2007 Crackdown Upends Slaughterhouse’s Work Force

QUOTE: Across the country, the federal effort to flush out illegal immigrants is having major effects on workers and employers alike. Some companies have reluctantly raised wages to attract new workers following raids at their plants.

New York Times
May 15, 2007 Ultrasound: latest tool in battle over abortion: Images of fetuses are at the center of a hot debate over states' 'witness to the womb' laws.

QUOTE: Abortion foes say it is a medical imperative that women have access to all information about their pregnancies before deciding whether to end them, and that should include an opportunity to have and see an ultrasound. Abortion rights activists say such requirements are medically unnecessary, constitutionally suspect, and even a form of emotional blackmail of women in the throes of making a difficult choice.

Christian Science Monitor
Apr 21, 2007 In Turnabout, Infant Deaths Climb in South

QUOTE: The setbacks have raised questions about the impact of cuts in welfare and Medicaid and of poor access to doctors, and, many doctors say, the growing epidemics of obesity, diabetes and hypertension among potential mothers, some of whom tip the scales here at 300 to 400 pounds.

New York Times
Jul 15, 2006 Lawsuit alleges unfair firing

QUOTE: A lawsuit filed by North Myrtle Beach's former public safety director David King against the city claims he was fired because he reported allegations of sexual harassment against another city employee.

Sun News, The (Myrtle Beach, SC)
Dec 26, 2003 Senator Strom Thurmond's Deception Ravaged Two Lives

QUOTE: The tragedy of this case played out in the life of a needy child who was abandoned by her father [Senator Strom Thurmond-Ed.] and then misused for political purposes.

New York Times
May 20, 2003 Suit Charges Bias at Rally for Black Bikers

QUOTE: "When the white bikers come to Myrtle Beach, the town rolls out the red carpet. When the black riders come, they roll it right up."

New York Times
Feb 07, 2003 Confederate Flag Boycott Tests Presidential Candidates' Resolve

QUOTE: The Democratic candidates for president are struggling these days to work their way through a bit of a headache: How to campaign in South Carolina...without running afoul of an economic boycott intended to force the removal of a Confederate flag from the State House grounds.

New York Times
Dec 30, 2002 A Ban on Hate, or Heritage? Ga. School Divided Over Confederate-Themed Shirts

QUOTE: ...school officials prohibited shirts featuring the [Confederate--Ed.] battle flag in response to complaints from two African American families...a new generation's fashion choices raise questions about where historical pride ends and racial insult begins.

Washington Post
Jan 10, 2002 High Court Reaffirms 'Truth in Sentencing': Capital-case Jurors Must Know Options

QUOTE: The Supreme Court, in a split decision, reaffirmed...that courts must tell jurors that life without parole is an alternative to the death penalty in capital murder cases where the defendant's future dangerousness is at issue.

Washington Post