Legal & FOI
It’s your right to know. SCPA’s resources include a guide to the S.C. Freedom of Information Act and sample request form.
News and advertising employees of SCPA’s member newspapers can use the Legal/FOI Hotline. The hotline is staffed by SCPA Attorneys.
CAMERAS IN COURT
Here are the general rules for judges and journalists related to cameras in the courtroom, as well as the photo request form (rule 605).
The S.C. Shield Law, enacted in 1993, is designed to protect reporter’s privilege, the right not to be compelled to testify or disclose sources and information in court.
SCPA has a comprehensive archive of legal and open government columns by our attorneys and media law experts. Columns are organized by topic and searchable by keyword.
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