Monthly Archives: April 2013

Baby Veronica Case

On April 16th, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl.  In Charleston where the adoptive parents reside, it is more commonly known as the Baby Veronica case.    The South Carolina Supreme … Continue reading

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The End of Lawyers?

In another step towards the future for lawyers predicted by Richard Susskind in The End of Lawyers? Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services and, more recently, Tomorrow’s Lawyers, an Introduction to Your Future, Wolters Kluwer has unveiled new software, called … Continue reading

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April 19, 2013 4th Circuit published opinion

Spaulding v Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Spaulding sought a mortgage adjustment. Wells Fargo requested additional information and, when the information was submitted late, denied the application. Spaulding then sued alleging state contract and torts claims. Wells Fargo removed the case … Continue reading

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April 18, 2013 4th Circuit published opinion

United States v Medina-Campo The district court concluded that Medina-Campos’ prior sate solicitation of drug trafficking conviction was a drug trafficking offense for sentencing guidelines purposes and sentenced to 50 months based on the higher guideline range. The panel affirmed. … Continue reading

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April 17, 2013 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinion

South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission v Loftis Commission sought a writ of mandamus ordering Loftis to release funds to fund a certain investment. After the filings were complete, Loftis released the funds. The Court ruled that because Loftis had … Continue reading

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April 17, 2013 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

Shultze v Schultze Wife appealed the final judgment of divorce arguing her retirement account and the marital debts should not have been apportioned and seeking additional attorney fees. The panel reversed in part, affirmed in part and remanded. It held … Continue reading

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HeinOnline Introduces State Statutes: A Historical Archive

HeinOnline now has available a historical archive of state statutes. Features of the archive include the ability to browse and search by State, Publication Title and Date. To access from the library’s website, click on Library Resources, followed by Databases: … Continue reading

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Bloomberg Law Challenges the Dynamic Duo

If you haven’t yet registered for your Bloomberg Law password, now is the time to do so. While student access to Westlaw and old Lexis will be curtailed over the summer, students continue to have unlimited access to Bloomberg, the … Continue reading

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April 17, 2013 United States Supreme Court opinions

Missouri v McNeely McNeeley was arrested for driving while intoxicated and, after refusing to agree to a blood test, the arresting officer ordered a test done anyway. His blood alcohol content was nearly twice the legal limit. McNeely moved to … Continue reading

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Justice O’Connor at the Charleston School of Law’s 5th Annual Law & Society Symposium

On Monday, April 15th, the Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor, Associate Justice for the United States Supreme Court (ret.) introduced the 5th Annual Law & Society Symposium presented by the Charleston Law Review and The Riley Institute at Furman University. Planned by Professor Sheila … Continue reading

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