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1-7-2002 - Opinions
This is a civil case dealing with the constitutionality of the State’s Water Recreational Resources Fund.1-14-2002 - Opinions
Whether the South Carolina Sex Offender Registry Act violates the ex post facto clause?
Summary affirmance of the Court of Appeals decision in State v. Kennedy, 339 S.C. 243, 528 S.E.2d 700 (Ct. App. 2000), dealing with Lyle evidence and speedy trial.
Whether the trial court erred by allowing a police officer to give hearsay testimony and by limiting appellant's cross-examination of a State witness regarding the witness' pending charges?1-28-2002 - Opinions
This case addresses the issue of whether the one year statute of limitations for PCR applications applies when an applicant alleges that he did not knowingly and intelligently waive his right to a direct appeal.
This is an attorney disciplinary matter resulting in the sanction of disbarment.
Judicial disciplinary matter in which Magistrate admitted misconduct and agreed to a public reprimand.
Public reprimand of Olanta Municipal Court Judge Thomas H. Eskridge
Disciplinary opinion conferring a definite suspension of two years from the practice of law.
Opinion imposing 20 month suspension on attorney