Monthly Archives: September 2012

September 26, 2012 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinion

Moore v State Moore was convicted of robbery by a judge at a bench trial. He field a post conviction relief petition arguing his attorney had not told him there would be a bench trial as opposed to a jury … Continue reading

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September 25, 2012 United States Supreme Court opinion

Tennant v Jefferson County Commission A three judge panel held West Virginia’s redistricting plan was unconstitutional as it had a 0.79% deviation from perfect equality and the asserted interests in not splitting counties between districts, minimizing population shifts between districts … Continue reading

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September 20, 2012 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinion

Tempel v South Carolina State Elections Commission Paul Thurmond ran unopposed for the republican nomination for a state Senate seat. He did not file a paper statement of economic interest simultaneously with his statement of interest. The trial court found … Continue reading

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September 19, 2012 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinion

Hutson v South Carolina State Ports Authority Hutson injured his back and legs on the job as a crane operator. After reaching maximum medical improvement, he moved for permanent disability and lost wages. The single commissioner found that Hutson’s testimony … Continue reading

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Is This the Future? A Day Made of Glass by Corning

Are PCs obsolete?  Is glass the future?  For a futuristic perspective, check out Corning’s A Day Made of Glass. Hat Tip:  Billie Jo Kaufman of American University

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Cornell University Law Library Trial Pamphlets Collection

The Law Library of Cornell University recently digitized a collection of trial pamphlets that were created between the late 1600s and the late 1800s.  This project is known as the Trial Pamphlets Collection.  At the time the pamphlets were created, they … Continue reading

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September 12, 2012 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

State v McDonald McDonald was convicted of murder and burglary and sentenced to life without parole. At trial, a statement from one of the codefendants was introduced into evidence. McDonald’s name appeared in the original statement, but, was replaced with … Continue reading

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September 12, 2012 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

Whitlock v. Stewart Title Guaranty Company Whitlock purchased a title insurance policy from Stewart. The title report failed to include an easement allowing the Army corps of engineers to place dredge materials on the property. Whitlock discovered the omission and … Continue reading

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September 11, 2012 4th circuit published opinion

Morgan v Sebelius Morgan was convicted of obtaining pain medication samples for personal use by falsely telling the drug sales representative that samples would be given to patients. He was then barred from Medicare for five years on the rounds … Continue reading

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September 6, 2012 4th Circuit published opinion

United States v Wooden The government sought to commit Wooden as a sexually dangerous person. At the hearing, the main focus was on whether Wooden had dreamed about abusing a boy or had actually done so. All the experts agreed … Continue reading

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