Trump Justice Department asks SC Supreme Court to reverse McMaster school ruling

The State: The Trump administration’s justice department is trying to convince the S.C. Supreme Court to do a flip-flop on its 5-0 decision that earlier this month prohibited S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster from spending $32 million in federal coronavirus relief funds on state private schools.

In a filing with the state Supreme Court, Peter McCoy, the U.S. Attorney for South Carolina, wrote that the Department of Justice is seeking friend of the court status to ask the state State Supreme Court to grant a new hearing to reconsider its decision on the relief funds.

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