SC Gov. Haley apparently broke the law by flying Coastal Carolina flag

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In this photo taken Sept. 2, 2015, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. Haley will give the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s Jan. 12 State of the Union address. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley apparently broke the law when she flew a university flag over the Capitol to celebrate a national championship last week.

A 2000 law ordering the removal of the Confederate flag from the Statehouse dome notes that only the U.S. and state flag can fly at the dome. It gives no exceptions.

Haley followed the law in 2015, getting two-thirds of lawmakers to agree to remove the Confederate flag entirely from the Capitol.

South Carolina Secessionist Party Chairman James Bessenger says his organization is considering filing a formal complaint over Haley’s decision to fly the Coastal Carolina flag for a day after the team won the college baseball world series Thursday.

Haley didn’t immediately respond to questions given to her staff Tuesday.

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