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March 12, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

Engaging and Guarding Lauren’s County’s Environment v South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Engaging challenged the issuance of a permit by Department allowing a landfill to be constructed. After a contested hearing, the administrative law judge found that … Continue reading

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December 4, 2013 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

State v Watkins The South Carolina Court of Appeals reversed Watkins conviction adopting a rule that a judge who presides over a post-conviction relief hearing must recuse grant a motion to recuse at a subsequent trial on the same case. … Continue reading

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August 28, 2013 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

State v Smith The trail court refused to grant a directed verdict based on self-defense in smith’s murder trial. The panel, with one judge concurring affirmed. The majority held that evidence smith came armed to the marijuana sale was sufficient … Continue reading

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August 21, 2013 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinion

State v Isaac Isaac moved for immunity in his murder case under South Carolina’s defense of Person’s and Property act SC Code Section 16-11-410 to 450. The trial court denied his motion. The Court, with one justice concurring separately, dismissed … Continue reading

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July 3, 2013 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

Turpin v Lowther While serving as personal representative of his father’s estate, Lowther negotiated a sale of real property in the estate without informing the other heirs. Turpin and the other heirs sold their interest in the real property to … Continue reading

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January 2, 2012 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

State v Frazier  Frazier was involved in altercation with a former friend. Shortly thereafter, he said someone in a car shot at him with a rifle. He then ducked behind an SUV and returned fire with a handgun. The shots … Continue reading

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October 24, 2012 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

State v Williams Williams was charged with killing his brother. In his own defense, he testified that his brother looked demented, pointed a gun at him, had shot others in the past and came charging towards him. He gave inconsistent … Continue reading

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