Skip to main content Court Case: Sandra Fowler, et. al. vs. Governor of the State of South Carolina, et. al. , 1994-1996

Identifier: Series 2

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Series:

Contains two sub-series: Correspondence and Meeting Minutes; and Court Case: Sandra Fowler, et. al vs Governor of the State of South Carolina, et. al.


  • Creation: 1994-1996


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Material is in English.

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From the Collection: 80.02 linear feet (approximately 182 archival boxes; 3 oversize boxes) : includes photographs and audio visual recordings


The legislative delegation had recommended the nominee for the appointment to a vacancy on a county board, and the governor confirmed the appointment. The county citizens had filed a motion for an injunction that sougth to prevent the nominee's appointment on the county board. They contended that the procedures used to recommend the nominee to the governor had violated South Carolina's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The circuit agreed and temporarily enjoined the legislative delegation from filling the vacancy on the county board. On appeal, the court noted that it could review the governor's ministerial acts. Finally, the court found that evidence was undisputed that the legislative delegation's meeting regarding the nominee's appointment was open and properly noticed. The court concluded that the trial court had erred in granting an injunction upon freedom of information grounds. From LexisNexis(R) Headnotes. Representative Whipper, a House Member of the Charleston County Legislative Delegation, was listed as an Appellant.

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Part of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture Repository

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Charleston South Carolina 29424 United States