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South Carolina Supreme Court Opinions for March

In March, the Supreme Court published four opinions: In Clemmons v. Lowe’s Home Centers, the Court determined whether a claimant’s ability to work can affect his entitlement to disability benefits under the scheduled-member statute of the South Carolina Worker’s Compensation … Continue reading

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February 26, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

Robinson v State Robinson moved to suppress evidence seized forma car in which he was a passenger. The trial court denied his motion and Robinson was subsequently convicted of armed robbery and weapons violations. The Court, with 2 justices concurring, … Continue reading

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June 3, 2013 United States Supreme Court opinions

Nevada v Jackson Jackson was not allowed to introduce extrinsic evidence of previous rape allegations against him by the complaining witness which were unsubstantiated. The Nevada Supreme Court upheld the exclusion for failure to give the required notice and 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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March 26, 2013 United Supreme Court opinion

Florida v Jardines As part of drug investigation, Florida police took a trained police dog to the front porch of Jardines’ house. It alerted for drugs and the police obtained a warrant. They discovered drugs in the house during the … Continue reading

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March 8, 2012 published opinions

  United States v King Defendant pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm. He received an enhanced career criminal sentence and appealed arguing one of his prior convictions was not a violent felony and one of convictions came … Continue reading

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Charleston School of Law Fifth Annual Moot Court Competition

     This past week, the Charleston School of Law sponsored its fifth annual National Moot Court Competition.  The problem involved the warrantless placement of a GPS tracking device on a vehicle.  The student teams argued  whether this placement violated a defendant’s … Continue reading

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