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Sep 24th 2016

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    In Memoriam The South Carolina Silent Witness Story Tuesday, October 4, 2016 10:30 a.m. South Steps South Carolina State House Grounds A solemn ceremony to remember those who died as a result of domestic violence during 2015. During the ceremony, Attorney General Wilson will call the name of each fatal domestic violence victim from the previous year. Friends and family members will place silhouettes on the state house steps which represent the victims. An additional silhouette will represent the unknown victims.

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    ATTORNEY GENERAL ALAN WILSON STATEMENT REGARDING MOX LAWSUIT (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson released the following statement regarding a lawsuit filed in federal district court today against the United States Department of Energy regarding the MOX facility in Aiken County. “Today, a lawsuit was filed in federal district court against the United States Department of Energy to require the federal government to obey the rule of law. “In September 2015, we sent a letter to Secretary Moniz stating that we expected the Department of Energy to follow through with its promises, otherwise we would be seeking legal…

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    State AGs: Sending our States Guantanamo detainees would ‘violate federal law and harm our States’ (Columbia, S.C.)  – Three state attorneys general today told the president any attempt to relocate detainees from Guantanamo Bay to their states would be illegal and should be rejected. In a letter to President Obama, Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson noted that U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch yesterday testified in Congress that federal law does not allow transfer of detainees to the U.S. mainland. The state attorneys general ask the president to “abide by…

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    Investor Alert: Be on the Lookout for Investment Scams Related to the Recent Historic Rain and Flooding 10/09/2015 The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Alert to help educate investors, including individuals who may receive lump sum payouts from insurance companies and others following the recent historic rainfall and flooding in and around South Carolina, about investment fraud. Hurricanes, floods, oil spills, and other disasters often give rise to investment scams. These scams can take many forms, including promoters touting companies purportedly involved in cleanup efforts, trading programs that falsely guarantee high returns, and classic…

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            South Carolina is partnering with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in promoting the Blue Campaign. The Blue Campaign is the unified voice for the DHS efforts to combat human trafficking. Working in collaboration with law enforcement, government, non-governmental and private organizations, the Blue Campaign strives to protect the basic right of freedom and to bring those who exploit human lives to justice. Through this partnership, the Attorney General’s Office will provide Blue Campaign training and awareness materials throughout the state to raise public consciousness of human trafficking. These materials will help individuals and communities recognize…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.)   Attorney General Alan Wilson released the following statement commending the hard work of the General Assembly on passing domestic violence reform and Gov. Nikki Haley for signing it into law today: “I commend Gov. Haley for signing domestic violence reform into law. “While the bill is not perfect and is not the last measure of domestic violence reform needed, it is a giant first step in combatting domestic violence. I look forward to working with Gov. Haley and members of the General Assembly in the future to take the additional steps necessary to further combat this heinous crime…

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  • Attorney General Wilson Calls on General Assembly to Pass Human Trafficking Bill by February. Says “Modern-day slavery is alive and well in our state.”  (COLUMBIA, S.C.)   South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson held a press conference on Tuesday, Jan. 6 to discuss much needed human trafficking legislation for the 2015 session. He stood alongside more than 30 members of the Human Trafficking Task Force in recognizing January as “Human Trafficking Awareness Month” and challenging the General Assembly to pass this legislation before the end of February. “Modern-day slavery is alive and well here in our state,” Wilson stated. “We’re serious about…

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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 3, 2014 AG Alan Wilson Announces South Carolina Joins 16 States in Challenging President Obama’s Unconstitutional Abuse of Power with Executive Order on Immigration (COLUMBIA, S.C.) Attorney General Alan Wilson today announced that South Carolina has joined with 16 other states in taking legal action to challenge President Obama’s recent executive action on immigration. The case was filed Wednesday in Federal District Court in the Southern District of Texas. The multistate coalition includes Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin. “While…

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  • Attorney General Alan Wilson Joins Governors, Fellow AG’s in Wanting “Waters of the U. S.” Proposal Withdrawn (COLUMBIA, S.C.) Attorney General Alan Wilson joined with sixteen governors and attorneys general in asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to withdraw their proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule. On April 21, 2014, the EPA and Corps jointly released a proposed rule called Definition of Waters of the U.S. Under the Clean Water Act. It would greatly expand the definition of waters that fall under federal jurisdiction. Under the proposal, roadside ditches, small creeks, farm…

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