Monthly Archives: September 2014

South Carolina Supreme Court to Stream Video of Oral Arguments

On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, the South Carolina Supreme Court began live streaming its oral arguments.  Archived video is also available.  Check it out at the Court’s video portal here.          

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Homeless Court Pilot Program

On September 23rd, Chief Justice Jean H. Toal created a pilot Homeless Court in Columbia, S.C.  in response to a petition from the South Carolina Access to Justice Commission.  Citing S.C. Const. art. V, section 4 as her authority, Justice … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week: Celebrate the Freedom to Read!

The American Library Association (ALA) annually celebrates the freedom to read with a Banned Books Week in September.  Some of the books that have been challenged include classics such as: To Kill a Mockingbird/Harper Lee The Color Purpose/Alice Walker As … Continue reading

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South Carolina Supreme Court Decision, September 24, 2014

This morning, the South Carolina Supreme Court handed down a decision in State v. Sams. Desmond Sams was convicted of voluntary manslaughter for the strangulation of Jake Frazier.  While Sams and Frazier were drinking at home with companions, a fight … Continue reading

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Decision & Order from the South Carolina Supreme Court, 9/17/2014

On Wednesday, 9/17/2014, the South Carolina Supreme Court published an opinion and an order. In Major v. City of Hartsville, the Court reserved the decision of the South Carolina Court of Appeals and trial court.  Both the trial and appellate … Continue reading

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Decisions from the South Carolina Court of Appeals

Yesterday the South Carolina Court of Appeals published four opinions.  Court summaries of the opinions can be found here. In SCDSS v. Massey, the Appeals Court reversed and remanded the Family Court decision.  The case involved a dispute between the parents and … Continue reading

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September 12, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

Danser v Stansberry Danser was severely beaten by a fellow inmate while in an enclosed recreation area. He sued Stansberry and other members of the facility staff seeking damages under Bivens. The district court denied Stansberry’s motion for judgment on … Continue reading

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