Florida Is Exempted From Coastal Drilling. Other States Ask, ‘Why Not Us?’

A surprise decision to exclude Florida, but not other states, from a plan to open up most of the nation’s coastline to offshore drilling raised questions about the plan’s legality.

Courts Sidestep the Law, and South Carolina’s Poor Go to Jail

Courts Sidestep the Law, and South Carolina’s Poor Go to Jail By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS October 12, 2017 Larry Marsh, who is homeless, said workers at businesses in Sumter, S.C., call the police when they see him. He has been arrested more than 270 times for...

South Carolina Inmate May Have Used Drone in Prison Escape, Officials Say

By NIRAJ CHOKSHI July 7, 2017 Jimmy Causey escaped from a South Carolina prison this week, but his methods this time around were far more high-tech than they were a dozen years ago, when he broke free from another maximum-security state prison. The...