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Opinions from the South Carolina Court of Appeals

Today, the Court published one opinion. In State v. Mazique, Appellant appealed his conviction for armed robbery arguing that the trial court erred in multiple decisions involving improper handling of his request for substitute counsel and evidentiary matters, all of which … 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 21, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

Corr v Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Corr sued in federal court seeking refund of fees collected by the Authority on a toll road to Dulles Airport. The federal court held he lacked standing and on the merits the tolls were … Continue reading

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October 16, 2013 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinion

State v Barnes Barnes moved to represent himself at his murder trial. The trial court applied a heightened standard of competency and ruled Barnes was not competent to waive counsel. Barnes was convicted and sentenced to death. The Court, 3-2, … Continue reading

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February 28, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

United States v Bernard Bernard was charged with drug distribution. He had a history of mental illness and was evaluated twice for competence to be tried. After being found competent, Bernard moved to represent himself. The district court ruled that … Continue reading

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