Scoppe: Lessons for today? How SC Legislature, Supreme Court resolved their last impasse

-THE STATE, OCTOBER 6, 2015, FEAT. PROF. JAMES UNDERWOOD:

We’re used to standoffs between the Legislature and the governor. But it’s rare to see an impasse between the judiciary and the Legislature of the sort that developed last week, when legislative leaders told the chief justice they would ignore the Supreme Court’s order to give it a plan for providing a decent education to poor children.

The last time the Supreme Court and the Legislature found themselves in conflict was after the Legislature created a unified judicial system in 1973, and Chief Justice Woody Lewis took seriously his new role as head of that system and started rewriting courtroom procedures. <Read More>