Monthly Archives: December 2014

Today’s (12/17/2014) Opinions from the South Carolina Court of Appeals

The South Carolina Court of Appeals released two opinions today:  State v. Smith and Furr v. Horry County Zoning Board. In State v. Smith, the court affirmed the lower court’s conviction of Smith for “…criminal sexual conduct with a minor….”  … Continue reading

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Justice is Done: George Stinney Jr.’s 70 Year Old Conviction is Vacated

In 2013, the siblings of electrocuted defendant, George Stinney, Jr., filed a Motion for a New Trial and a Petition for a Writ of Coram Nobis.  Bishop Charles Stinney, Catherine Stinney Robinson, and Amie Ruffner retained South Carolina attorneys Matt … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Nancy P. Johnson, 1949-2014

Nancy P. Johnson ended her battle with ovarian cancer on Saturday, December 13th.  For me, she was a mentor, a former boss and teacher, a generous colleague,  a role model, a lady, and a gentle soul.  I first met Nancy at Clark … Continue reading

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Smile for the day

Exams end on Friday, and December holidays are just ahead.  As you finish your exams and look for relaxation, check out Jimmy Kimmel’s Pets Against People video, explaining exactly how our furry friends and family feel about those holiday costumes that … Continue reading

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South Carolina Supreme Court Opinions Issued Today (12/10/2014)

South Carolina Dept. of Transportation v. Revels Petitioners Revels and Poston prevailed in a condemnation action against the South Carolina Department of Transportation. Relying upon S.C. Code Ann. §§28-2-10 to 28-2-520, petitioners filed a request to be awarded attorneys’ fees … Continue reading

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Library Hours & December Holiday Break

The Sol Blatt Jr. Law Library, along with the Charleston School of Law, will close for the December holiday break at noon on Tuesday, December 23rd.  It will re-open at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, January 5th, 2015 at 7:30 a.m.  … Continue reading

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Law Review Commons

Law Review Commons, hosted by BePress, provides free access to over 200 law review titles from 69 law schools.  A list of law schools participating in the resource can be found here.  An Advanced Search feature exists that allows searching via … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget: Exam Break Sponsored by the Library Tomorrow!

Don’t forget!  Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 9th, the library and IT departments will sponsor a noon and 5:00 Exam Break in the Barrister.  Pizza and soda will be provided.  Please plan to join us!

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Register for Computerized Exam for the February 2015 South Carolina Bar Exam Now

On Friday, the South Carolina Judicial Department posted court news to its website.  Individuals, planning to take the February 2015 South Carolina bar exam, who want to use their computers for essay answers should complete and submit the Request to Participate form … Continue reading

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IBM’s Watson

IBM Watson  is a new business unit developed by IBM to “…develop and commercialize Watson in several specific industries, including legal.”  IBM is marketing Watson to large law firms, legal service providers and corporate law departments. As a “cognitive platform,” … Continue reading

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