by Sam Spence
Be sure to check out this gem from Sink Law Firm that ran during the Super Bowl in the Charleston TV market last night, but whatever you do, do not miss this Savannah lawyer's two-minute spot that Deadspin called "batshit amazing."
The State Supreme Court will hear a case brought by the Sumter Item this week to determine whether autopsies are classified as public records for the purposes of state sunshine laws. [NPR/AP]
Charleston-area lawmakers are working on multiple fronts to stall the sale of Charleston School of Law to school management company InfiLaw, but others say it's not the government's place to jump in the middle of a private business deal. [The State]
The man who shut down the Ravenel Bridge for hours in 2012 with threats scrawled across his windows closed the bridge once again over the weekend after blowing past a traffic stop Friday night and stopping in top of the span. [P&C]
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott gave his first Sunday morning interview since being sworn in a year ago on "Meet the Press" on Sunday, deflecting criticism of his fellow Republicans.
The widow of infamous Republican political operative Lee Atwater, Sally Atwater, says she'll join the race for state superintendent of education, which has attracted a fast-growing field of candidates to replace outgoing Superintendent Mick Zais weeks before the filing date. [AP, The State]
Gold from North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey on Congressman Mark Sanford piping up against the use of tax incentives to attract major retail tenants: "Undoubtedly he's upset that he has no voice in federal government, since nobody listens to him up there." [AP, Post and Courier]
Politico Magazine provides some philosophical and historical context for movements similar to the American tea party movement, which are framed as "anti-system" political parties. [Politico Magazine]
Docks that once hauled in tons of shrimp across the American Southeast are now pulling in gobs of cannonball jellyfish destined for kitchens across Asia, where their gelatinous flesh is a prized element in Chinese and Japanese cuisine. [NPR]
Firearms are popping up as political props in campaigns on both sides this election season. [The State]
South Carolina is one of six states to prohibit non-citizens, even those who immigrated to the U.S. as minors, from receiving in-state tuition, a rule that some states are reversing. [WaPo/AP]