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August 22, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

United States v McLaurin and United States v Lowery  McLaurin and Lowery were convicted of conspiracy and firearms charges arising from an agreement to rob a drug stash house. They appealed arguing they were entrapped. The panel, with one partial … Continue reading

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August 20, 2014 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

State v Pope  Pope move to suppress a scale and some crack cocaine found during a warrantless search of a vehicle and objected to the introduction of these items based on chain of custody. The circuit court denied the motion … Continue reading

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June 9, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

United States v Barefoot Barefoot was convicted of firearms and explosives charges. He challenged the denial of his motion to represent himself, evidentiary rulings and his convictions. The panel affirmed in part, reversed in part and remanded with instructions. It … Continue reading

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January 23, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

Martinez v Holder Martinez sought withholding of removal based on his status as a former member of the MS-13 gang in El Salvador. A single commissioner ruled that former membership is not immutable and denied withholding. He also denied relief … Continue reading

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August 28, 2013 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

State v Cope Cope was convicted of the rape and murder of his daughter. The Court of appeals affirmed. The Court, 3-2, affirmed as modified. The majority held the trail court did nto err in excluding four incidents involving a … Continue reading

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August 14, 2013 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

Kuntz v Loree Kuntz sued Loree for defamation. The trial court granted Loree summary judgment based on a default judgment in a related but separate case. The panel reversed. It held that South Carolina precedent does not give preclusive effect … Continue reading

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August 6, 2013 4th Circuit published opinion

United States v Lespier Lespier was convicted of first degree murder and a weapons charge arising form his shooting his ex-girlfriend in the head. The panel affirmed. It held the evidence presented by the government was sufficient as it proved … Continue reading

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June 19, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

Federal Insurance Deposit Corporation v Cashion Cashion defaulted on a loan and the lender sued for payment. FDIC subsequently closed the bank, substituted as plaintiff, removed the case to federal court and moved for summary judgment. Cashion opposed summary judgment … Continue reading

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April 3, 2013 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

State v Tynes Tynes was convicted of burglary and other offenses arising out a home invasion robbery. He challenged a traffic stop and the admission of evidence. The panel rejected his arguments and affirmed. It rejected his suppression argument because … Continue reading

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April 25, 2012 South Carolina published opinions

Supreme Court In the Matter of Kenneth Gary Cooper Copper admitted failing to file a notice of appeal or withdraw in a criminal matter, self reported criminal arrests and convictions involving domestic violence, drugs and firearms and giving criminal discovery … Continue reading

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