Nikki Haley Feuds With S.C. Legislature

Jun 10, 2011

South Carolina's Supreme Court has settled a standoff between Republican Gov. Nikki Haley and the state Legislature. The Legislature won, but the battle seems to be only heating up. Just as the Legislature was wrapping up its regular session earlier this month, Haley ordered the Legislature to return to session. In return, the Senate president pro tempore filed a lawsuit with the state Supreme Court, saying Haley's order violated the separation of powers. The court sided with the Legislature. This is just the latest in the months of sniping and bullying between the governor and the Legislature.