According to the Greenville News, County Councilman Tony Trout has sent Gov. Mark Sanford a letter calling for the recusal or removal of Circuit Judge John Few from his oversight of a grand jury investigation into allegations of misuse of funds in the Greenville County roads program.
This unwarranted criticism is unfortunate. Judge Few has proven to be one of the brightest and most fair-minded jurists on the South Carolina trial bench. His name has also been mentioned for the State Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. Let's hope Councilman Trout's comments do nothing to damage the stellar reputation of Judge Few. It would be nice to one day see him sitting as an appellate judge.