Nov 30, 2021

Federal Judge sides with AG Wilson and blocks healthcare worker vaccine mandate

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Today, federal Judge Terry A. Doughty in the U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana (Monroe) sided with South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson and blocked the federal government from requiring healthcare workers to be vaccinated against COVID 19.

Nov 22, 2021

Attorney General Wilson joins coalition to support free speech of small business owners

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Attorney General Alan Wilson has joined a coalition of 16 state attorneys general in an amicus brief supporting free speech rights of small business owners. In Scardina v. Masterpiece Cakeshop Inc. before the Colorado Court of Appeals, the coalition argues that custom cakes are artistic works, and therefore, protected by the First Amendment.

Nov 19, 2021

State Grand Jury issues Indictments against Richard Alexander Murdaugh for Breach of Trust, Obtaining Property by False Pretenses, Money Laundering, Computer Crimes, and Forgery

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South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced today that South Carolina State Grand Jury issued five indictments, totaling 27 counts, against suspended attorney Richard Alexander Murdaugh.

Nov 19, 2021

Richland County Man Arrested on Child Sexual Abuse Material* Charges

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South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Mark Edward Matthews, 46, of Columbia, S.C., on five charges connected to the sexual exploitation of minors.

Nov 19, 2021

Charleston County Man Arrested on Child Sexual Abuse Material* and Related Charges

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South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Christian Robert Adams, 18, of Mount Pleasant, S.C., on two charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor.

Nov 18, 2021

AG Wilson joins nationwide investigation into Instagram’s impact on young people

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Attorney General Alan Wilson today joined a nationwide investigation into Meta Platforms, Inc., formerly known as Facebook, for providing and promoting its social media platform – Instagram – to children and young adults despite knowing that such use is associated with physical and mental health harms.

Nov 18, 2021

Multiple Men Arrested on Child Sexual Abuse Material* Charges

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South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Columbus Alvin Hooper, IV, 26, of Honea Path, S.C., and Jackson Paul Miller, 20, of Taylors, S.C., on 19 total charges connected to the sexual exploitation of minors.

Nov 17, 2021

Horry County Man Arrested on Child Sexual Abuse Material* Charges

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South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Armondo Cortez Barrios, 20, of Conway, S.C., on 11 charges connected to the sexual exploitation of minors.

Nov 16, 2021

Court agrees with AG Wilson and blocks “Tax Mandate” that didn’t allow states to cut taxes

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A federal judge has agreed with Attorney General Alan Wilson and 12 other states that part of the stimulus plan that prohibits states from cutting taxes is unconstitutional. The judge has granted a permanent injunction against that part of the stimulus plan because it is unconstitutionally ambiguous and Congress exceeded its power.