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Noted and passed - June 18, 2012
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• Federal officials made the right call last week in choosing not to attempt to re-prosecute former Sen. John Edwards, whose recent trail for campaign finance fraud ended with a hung jury on most counts. The case was terribly complicated, and many legal experts predicted from the outset that a conviction would be difficult. The decision not to re-try Edwards doesn’t mean he’s innocent; it just means Uncle Sam recognizes he probably couldn’t be convicted. • The legislature is expected to pass a bill that would allow the logo of the Tea Party to be placed on South Carolina license tags; it’s also expected that citizens will be able to order license tags featuring any of the 200-plus high schools in the state.