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"...A court hearing has been scheduled for Friday regarding reported efforts by S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell to secretly try to remove state Attorney General Alan Wilson from an ongoing ethics investigation of the speaker.
The hearing is set for 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 2-B in the Richland County Courthouse in downtown Columbia before Circuit Judge Robert Hood, according to an email sent this afternoon to The Nerve from James Parks, the state grand jury clerk. The hearing is open to the public.
The State newspaper last week reported, citing unidentified sources, that Harrell’s lawyers were seeking a closed hearing before Hood, who is the chief administrative judge for the state grand jury, to argue that Wilson should be removed from their client’s case because of an unspecified conflict of interest.
Friday’s hearing would be unprecedented in recent memory involving a state attorney general and a member of the S.C. General Assembly..." Source LINK