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APPELLATE PRACTICE IN SOUTH CAROLINA

Need to know the South Carolina judicial structure and how to appeal from Certain Courts?  The resource, Appellate Practice in South Carolina, Second Edition by: Jean Hoefer Toal, Shahin Vafai, And Robert A. Muckenfuss would be a great place to start.  The … Continue reading

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Articles Worth Reading

 For your reading pleasure, check out:  3 Supreme Court Cases with Potential Fallout for Employers  Bar Exam Musings: Skillfully Changing the Bar Exam Narrative  Chemerinsky: New Term’s Most Important Cases–So Far  Depressed? Anxious? This Quiz Aims to Help Lawyers  Florida … Continue reading

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4th Circuit Refuses to Grant S.C. a Delay Re Same-Sex Marriages

Yesterday Judges Traxler, Motz and Thacker of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit denied South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson’s Motion for a Stay, pending appeal, regarding same-sex marriage.  As a result, the first gay couple … Continue reading

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Today’s Supreme Court Opinions

National Meat Association v. Harris The Court reversed the 9th Circuit holding that California law on downer hogs preempted in federally licensed slaughterhouses by federal meat inspection law: Reynolds v. US Resolving a circuit split, the Court holds 7-2 that … Continue reading

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Supreme Court issues order in Texas redistricting case

The United States Supreme Court issued a Per Curium order today vacating the redistricting map adopted by a three judge panel in a Voting rights Act challenge to the Texas redistricting plan. The Court ordered the panel to use the … Continue reading

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Cameras in the Supreme Court? The Intersection of the Legislative & Judicial Branches

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Recently  Senator Dick Durbin, with co-sponsors Richard Blumenthal, John Cornyn, Chuck Grassley, and Amy Klobuchar, introduced S. 1945,  Cameras in the Courtroom Act of 2011, which would require televised proceedings of all open sessions of the United States Supreme Court.  … Continue reading

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