Lawyer who fought to keep SC courts, public meetings open to retire this year

-THE STATE, 21 APRIL 2016, FEAT. PROF. JAY BENDER: 

South Carolina’s best known advocate of a free press and government accountability also is an adventurist who would hop on his motorcycle and drive face-first toward horizons across the United States.

Attorney, professor, one-time athletics trainer and adrenaline addict, Jay Bender is preparing to retire later this year at age 72. He will be roasted Friday by those who have worked shoulder to shoulder with him against power brokers and closed-door government dating to 1970. <Read More>