261 ABA Journal South Carolina articles.
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.
Oct 20, 2021 9:05 AM CDT
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.
Oct 15, 2021 10:38 AM CDT
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.
Oct 6, 2021 10:00 AM CDT
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.
Sep 16, 2021 1:29 PM CDT
A prominent South Carolina lawyer told police that he was shot in the head by a person in a pickup truck Saturday, a day after his law firm confronted him with allegations that he was misappropriating money.
Sep 7, 2021 11:30 AM CDT
Two dozen BigLaw, regional and local law firms have joined together to form the Carolinas Social Impact Initiative, a new effort that seeks to tackle systemic racism in the region.
Sep 3, 2021 9:47 AM CDT
States with laws that prohibit indoor masking requirements, including at schools, might discriminate against students at risk for severe illness if they contract the COVID-19 virus, according to an Aug. 30 news release
from the U.S. Department of Education.
Aug 30, 2021 2:12 PM CDT
A federal appeals court has ruled that a death row inmate in South Carolina is entitled to a new sentencing hearing because of failures by his trial counsel and appellate counsel.
Aug 24, 2021 11:55 AM CDT
A magistrate judge in South Carolina will have to serve a six-month suspension and complete anger management training for reacting to a COVID-19 safety plan with “disruptive behavior.”
Aug 16, 2021 12:00 PM CDT
DOJ withdraws death penalty requests
The U.S. Department of Justice has withdrawn requests for the death penalty in seven cases, reversing the stance taken by the department during the Trump…
Jul 23, 2021 2:32 PM CDT
A South Carolina lawyer has been suspended for six months for Facebook posts about George Floyd and women’s tattoos that are “expressly incendiary,” according to the South Carolina Supreme Court.
Jun 29, 2021 11:12 AM CDT
Police have not identified a suspect or a motive in the June 7 shooting death of a lawyer’s wife and son in a case that has gripped South Carolina’s rural low country.
Jun 25, 2021 9:19 AM CDT
DNA suggests murder was carried out by someone other than executed man
DNA tests on a murder weapon and a bloody shirt are not a match with the man executed…
May 7, 2021 4:12 PM CDT
A federal appeals court has ruled for an elementary school that removed a 10-year-old girl's essay on acceptance of transgender people from an essay collection placed in the classroom and distributed to parents.
Mar 4, 2021 2:50 PM CST
Updated on Jan. 30
: A lawyer who is a go-to choice for GOP politicians in South Carolina will no longer become a lead lawyer in the upcoming second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.
Jan 25, 2021 10:55 AM CST
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