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Proposed bill aims at preventing online porn in South Carolina 

“People buying computers in South Carolina would be limited in their access to porn online under newly proposed legislation.A bill pre-filed this month by state Rep. Bill Chumley would require sellers to install digital blocking capabilities on computers and other devices that access the internet to prevent the viewing of obscene content.The proposal also would prohibit access to any online hub that facilities prostitution and would require manufacturers or sellers to block any websites that facilitate trafficking.” (via AP)

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USC to store, digitize 10,000 vintage Marine Corps films

“The rigorous military training that has taken place for decades at Parris Island in Beaufort County has made the basic training base synonomous with the U.S. Marine Corps.For most of the 20th Century, the Marine Corps archived film footage of that recruit training along with Marines fighting in wars, including World War II, the Korean and Vietnam wars and various public relations activities.” (via The State)

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South Carolina Bar Selects Fastcase for Legal Research Member Benefit

“The South Carolina Bar announced today that it has selected Fastcase to provide a nationwide legal research benefit that will be offered free to its members, effective November 1. The South Carolina Bar previously had offered a legal research service provided by Lawriter LLC to its members, but it announced today that it would become the seventh state bar association to upgrade from that service to Fastcase. The South Carolina Bar will be the 25th state bar association to offer Fastcase to its members.” (via PRWeb)

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S.C. Governor Upholds Penalties for Gay-Themed Books in State Budget

“Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina has opted not to veto a measure in the state’s 2014-15 budget that would penalize two universities by a total of nearly $70,000 for assigning books with gay themes, reports The State, a newspaper in Columbia, S.C. Under the budget, the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina-Upstate will have to spend $52,000 and $17,000, respectively, to teach the U.S. Constitution and other founding documents, “including the study of and devotion to American institutions and ideals.” The budget will take effect on July 1. The South Carolina House of Representatives initially voted to strip the universities of the funds outright, but it later opted, in tandem with state senators, to direct the money to the teaching of the founding documents.” (via The Chronicle of Higher Education)

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SC Senate approves bill to give libraries legal muscle to ban patrons

“The S.C. Senate voted 32-6 on Tuesday to approve a bill that would give public libraries legal muscle to ask patrons to leave and stay away. The bill would make it a misdemeanor to for someone to refuse to leave a library if asked by a library’s manager or director, or to return to the library after being warned in writing to stay away.” (via The State)

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