Nikki Haley Ethics: Judge Refers Case To Ethics Panel

03/21/2012 01:22 pm ET | Updated May 21, 2012
  • Reilly Moore Spring Valley Patch

A South Carolina judge dismissed a lawsuit filed against Gov. Nikki Haley Wednesday, removing the case from the court system but not clearing Haley of wrongdoing.

Fifth Circuit Judge Casey Manning ruled that his court was not the proper venue to decide a case involving alleged ethics violations that occurred while Haley served in the House of Representatives.

Rainey's lawsuit alleged that Haley violated multiple ethics laws, including illegally lobbying for her former employer, Lexington Medical Center, while she was a state representative.

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