South Carolina Supreme Court gets it right on economic protectionism

April 17, 2017 | By CALEB TROTTER

As pointed out by Eugene Volokh, the South Carolina Supreme Court recently considered a case in which the S.C. Department of Revenue defended a law on the sole basis of protecting one industry group (operators of small liquor stores) from competing with larger operations like Total Wine & More. The controversy arose because South Carolina law ...


South Carolina conservation proposal recognizes incentive problem

December 04, 2012 | By CHRISTINA MARTIN

South Carolina’s legislature is looking for ways to protect its wetlands from development by increasing a deed tax to fund the purchase of development rights to vital wetlands. Although problematic in other ways, such an approach is preferable to the government’s usual tactic of increasing regulations on private property owners, not onl ...