Restore Jury Nullification in South Carolina

Jury Box with "Power to the Jury" caption.

Nullification is the citizens’ final bulwark against an oppressive state, whether that oppression takes the form of unfair or unduly harsh laws, a biased or vindictive judge, or abusive or politically motivated prosecution. In a very real sense it is the only reason juries even exist. Jury nullification arose as protection against the whims of the king, but there is no less need of it today. In fact, if anything it has now become even more important. Preventing nullification is like bypassing a fuse: it removes a critical check on the abuse of the powerless.

Judicial Selection Process Practically Begs for Corruption

The process for selecting judges in South Carolina is the best possible approach—if you're a powerful legislator prone to corruption, that is. Our state's legislators—three in particular—wield far too much power over the judicial system, predisposing it to all manner of conflict of interest, miscarriage of justice, favoritism, cronyism, and all to their own benefit at the expense of the people they claim to represent.

Policing for Profit - A Libertarian View of Civil Asset Forfeiture

Civil asset forfeiture—a practice in which police confiscate money and other property from persons merely suspected of crimes—is regularly abused all across the country, routinely harming innocent individuals and depriving them of the very resources they need to prove their innocence and win their property back.

Meeting Postponed

Hurricane Irma's projected track on September 6th

Since South Carolina's Governor Henry McMaster declared a “state of emergency” around noon Wednesday "as a precaution.”, the South Carolina Libertarian Party Executive Committee meeting will be postponed from September 9, 2017 to Noon, September 16, 2017 at the Grecian Gardens in West Columbia.

The South Carolina Libertarian Party Has Growth Spurt

Map of Organized Counties in the South Carolina Libertarian Party

On August 19, 2017, the South Carolina Libertarian Party added Aiken, Beaufort, Colleton, Florence, Jasper, Laurens, Sumter and York to its list of Organized Counties.

South Carolina Libertarian Party Condemns Greenville County Sheriff’s Department

Chico the Dog

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (August 6, 2017) – In a unanimous vote, the South Carolina Libertarian Party during their monthly meeting on Saturday adopted a resolution that “condemns the Greenville County Sheriff and his office for failing to act swiftly and justly in the matter involving the recent execution of a family pet on private property under the Color of Law.”

Lee County Libertarian Chastises His School Board

Woman wagging her finger

An open letter to the residents and school board of Lee County, SC,

I attended the school board meeting on Monday, July 24th at 3:30 PM. There are a few things worthy of note before I proceed to my primary concern. The meeting was scheduled to begin at 3:30. The chairwoman, Ms. Sanya Moses, was at least 20 minutes late to the meeting, two other board members were not present, and the superintendent was also absent. Ms. Valerie Haywood and Mrs. Queenie Boyd were absent with no explanation.

SCLP To Organize More Counties

Political Organization

The Libertarian Party of South Carolina has set aside August 19, 2017 to organize the counties that were not organized on April 22, 2017.

The following legal ad was placed in The State newspaper:

The Libertarian Party of South Carolina will hold County organization conventions at Noon on August 19th in front of the county court house of each county FOR THOSE COUNTIES NOT ORGANIZED ON APRIL 22, 2017. Please contact the South Carolina Libertarian Party at 803-788-2226 for more information. This notice was ordered by Stewart Flood, Chairman.

James Brandmair Becomes SCLP's New Vice Chairman

James Brandmair

After Travis McCurry's sudden resignation on June 24, 2017, the South Carolina Libertarian Party's Executive Committee voted on his replacement on July 8, 2017 in order to fill out his term until November 4, 2017.

James Brandmair of Lexington County won on the second round of ballots with 5 votes to his opponent's 4 votes and 1 abstention. The first round ended in a tie (5 to 5).

South Carolina Libertarian Party Demands Arvin Vohra's Resignation

Arvin Vohra

South Carolina Libertarian Party
10120 Two Notch Road
Suite 2-324
Columbia, South Carolina 29223

June 3, 2017

Libertarian National Committee, Inc.
1444 Duke Street
Alexandria, Virgina 22314

Members of the National Committee:

The duties of the Vice-Chair of the National Committee are stated quite clearly in Article 6, Section 4 of the Party's ByLaws:


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