The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled to unseal Attorney General Alan Wilson’s response to a request from special prosecutor David Pascoe’s petition against him in a Statehouse corruption probe.
According to the Charleston Post and Courier, Wilson mailed his response last Friday, asking the court to seal the filing “out of an abundance of caution.”
The court ruled Thursday to make public all documents other than two exhibits Wilson filed with his response.
“This is a case that should not have been brought,” Wilson wrote in the conclusion to his response. “The Court should … dismiss this litigation and for the reasons stated above, allow the Attorney General to replace Solicitor Pascoe and confirm that he may appoint and independent special prosecutor.”
The documents came in response to Pascoe’s March 25 petition that claimed the attorney general had blocked his ability — as the appointed special prosecutor — to use the state grand jury to investigate potential corruption on the part of unidentified lawmakers.