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294 ABA Journal South Carolina articles.

Prosecutors in murder trial of ex-lawyer Murdaugh can introduce evidence of alleged financial crimes, judge rules

Prosecutors in the double murder trial of once-prominent South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh may introduce evidence of his alleged financial crimes to rebut defense evidence of good character, a judge ruled Thursday.

Cellphone video places Murdaugh at murder scene, says prosecutor in once-prominent lawyer’s trial

A prosecutor described cellphone video and gun residue on a raincoat Wednesday to support his contention that once-prominent South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh killed his wife, Maggie, and son Paul.

Merger will create Southeastern law firm with more than 550 lawyers

Alabama-based Maynard Cooper & Gale and Carolinas-based Nexsen Pruet have announced a merger that will create a law firm with more than 550 lawyers.

Six-week abortion ban violates right to privacy, South Carolina Supreme Court rules

The South Carolina Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the state’s ban on abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy.

Supreme Court will consider challenge to Biden’s student-debt relief program, puts case on fast track

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide a challenge to the Biden administration’s student-debt relief program in a lawsuit filed by six states.

Law firm staffers were first to suspect once-prominent lawyer Murdaugh was stealing client money, partner testifies

A partner from the law firm of once-prominent South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh—who is now charged with murder and financial crimes—testified Thursday about the first discovery of alleged client theft.

Supreme Court rejects Sen. Lindsey Graham’s bid to block his testimony in Georgia election probe

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday denied Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham ’s request to block a subpoena for his testimony before a Georgia grand jury investigating 2020 election interference.

Justice Thomas gives Sen. Lindsey Graham temporary reprieve on testifying before grand jury

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday stayed an order that required Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina to testify before a grand jury investigating 2020 election interference.

8th Circuit temporarily pauses student-loan forgiveness program

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at St. Louis on Friday granted an administrative stay that temporarily pauses the Biden administration’s student-loan debt-relief program.

Sen. Lindsey Graham must testify before Georgia grand jury, with some exceptions, 11th Circuit rules

Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina must testify about efforts to “cajole” or “exhort” Georgia election officials in connection with the 2020 election, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Weekly Briefs: SCOTUS justice’s wife stands by stolen-election views; district attorney’s daughter arrested in his stabbing

Ginni Thomas tells Jan. 6 committee about her stolen-election views

Conservative activist Virginia “Ginni” Thomas told the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol attack that she…

Law firms, courts deal with aftermath of Hurricane Ian

Law firms and courthouses are dealing with Hurricane Ian and its aftermath.

Lawyer who says student-loan forgiveness leaves him worse off sues to block program

Updated: An Indiana lawyer who will have part of his student debt forgiven through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program has filed a lawsuit challenging student-debt cancellation by the Biden administration.

Judge agrees to reprimand after outbursts directed at plaintiff’s attorney, scheduling clerk

A South Carolina magistrate judge has been reprimanded after telling a plaintiff’s lawyer to “get the f—ing wax out of his ears.”

In an Aug. 31 opinion, the South…

Federal judge’s $216K, contingency-fee separation agreement with county leads to public reprimand

A federal judge in South Carolina has received a public reprimand after entering into a separation agreement with his former county employer that paid him for future nonlegal advice and a 1.5% contingency fee for work on opioid litigation.

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