Obama nominates SC Justice Beatty to be federal judge

Source: John Monk/The State WASHINGTON, DC- President Obama on Thursday nominated S.C. Supreme Court Associate Justice Don Beatty and Spartanburg attorney Donald Coggins Jr. to be federal judges in South Carolina. The nominations are the result of an agreement between Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who is backing Coggins, and Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., who is backing Beatty, according to numerous legal …