COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nine of South Carolina`s 16 elected prosecutors are asking to remove all legislators who are lawyers from a committee that decides which judicial candidates are put before the General Assembly for election.

All six of the lawmakers on the Judicial Merit Screening Commission are attorneys. Only one was mentioned by name in Monday’s letter: House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford. He responded with a news conference saying the prosecutors were making a power gr

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