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272 ABA Journal South Carolina articles.

Judges who approve no-knock warrants rarely question police requests, Washington Post probe finds

Police requests for no-knock warrants are rarely questioned by judges who are supposed to review the applications to ensure protection from unreasonable searches, according to an investigation by the Washington Post.

Weekly Briefs: BigLaw firm settles ‘mommy track’ suit; ban on scraped court data challenged

Morrison & Foerster settles ‘mommy track’ suit

Morrison & Foerster has settled with two remaining plaintiffs in a lawsuit contending that the law firm discriminates against lawyer moms. In…

South Carolina announces it can conduct executions by firing squad

South Carolina now has the ability to carry out executions by firing squad, the South Carolina Department of Corrections recently announced.

Should reversal rates for potential SCOTUS nominees matter? They are relatively low for these judges

Reversal rates could become an issue in U.S. Supreme Court nomination hearings, but they should be taken with a grain of salt.

Potential SCOTUS nominee Childs helps others succeed; is ‘typical corporate lawyer’ work a problem?

U.S. District Judge J. Michelle Childs, a potential U.S. Supreme Court nominee, wins high praise from lawyers who practiced before her and those who worked with her. But some liberal critics see her work for a management-side labor law firm as a negative.

These 2 judges are considered front-runners to replace Breyer; who else is getting mentioned?

Two judges are considered front-runners to replace U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer, but they aren’t the only contenders.

Weekly Briefs: New charges against lawyer accused of staging his shooting; Christian florist settles

Suspended lawyer Alex Murdaugh faces new charges

Suspended South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh, previously charged in an alleged scheme to have himself killed for insurance money, is facing 27…

Executioner was convinced he would be condemned to hell; others also suffer long-term effects

After Craig Baxley connected a plastic tube to vials of drugs to stop the heart of a condemned South Carolina inmate, he asked God to forgive him.

Laws said to encourage vigilante justice still in effect in most states

Laws that permit citizens arrests or entitle citizens to stand their ground have been blamed for vigilante shootings and tragic consequences. Yet many states still have them on the books.

5th Circuit temporarily stays OSHA’s vaccine mandate for larger employers

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans on Saturday granted an emergency motion to stay the federal government’s vaccine mandate for larger employers pending expedited judicial review.

DOJ agrees to pay $88M to settle suit over flawed gun check before South Carolina church shooting

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement to pay $88 million to settle litigation stemming from a 2015 mass shooting at a historic Black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Judge is suspended once again for social media posts—this time for soliciting hurricane donations

A South Carolina probate judge has been suspended for 18 months, partly for soliciting hurricane relief donations on Facebook and partly for his all-caps declaration as a would-be character witness.

Lawyer accused of staging his own shooting now faces allegations of stealing settlement payout

Troubles continue to mount for well-connected South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh, who faces new charges alleging he stole settlement money intended for the sons of his late housekeeper.

Murdaugh, 53,…

Partial settlement reached in suit involving lawyer accused of staging his shooting and missing millions

A Beaufort, South Carolina, lawyer who sued his friend, suspended lawyer Alex Murdaugh, for wrongful death litigants has settled a suit alleging that they never received the settlement payout.

Lawyer is charged with insurance fraud for allegedly hiring ex-client to kill him

Updated: Police say prominent South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh, under investigation for law firm theft, plotted to have himself killed by a former client, so his son could collect a $10 million life insurance policy.

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