South Carolina

242 ABA Journal South Carolina articles.

Man convicted for holding his lawyer at gunpoint escapes from prison a second time

A South Carolina lawyer says he and his family are taking precautions after the man convicted of holding him at gunpoint escaped from prison for a second time.

Authorities on…

Arkansas lawyer is reprimanded over use of private investigators who misrepresented themselves

Updated: An Arkansas lawyer has been reprimanded in South Carolina for sending private investigators into the state to pose as customers and gather evidence of intellectual property infringement.

The South…

Jury sentences Dylann Roof to death for Charleston church massacre

A South Carolina jury sentenced mass shooter Dylann Roof to death late Tuesday, the Post and Courier reported.

Roof, 22, killed nine people at a Bible study meeting at…

Dylann Roof is convicted in church shooting; jurors deliberated less than two hours

Federal jurors in Charleston, South Carolina, have convicted white supremacist Dylann Roof in the June 2015 shooting deaths of nine black church members attending a Bible study.

Jurors deliberated for…

Mistrial is declared in trial of cop accused of fatally shooting unarmed black man

A South Carolina judge on Monday declared a mistrial in the prosecution of a police officer accused of fatally shooting a black man who was running away from him after…

Judge refuses for-cause challenge to potential juror wearing Confederate flag T-shirt

A judge in South Carolina last week rejected a public defender’s for-cause challenge to a potential juror who showed up to the courthouse wearing a Confederate flag T-shirt.

Assistant public…

ACLU suit challenges South Carolina’s ‘disturbing schools’ law

A federal lawsuit filed on Thursday claims South Carolina’s “disturbing schools” law sweeps into the court system “a broad swath of adolescent behavior,” violating students’ rights to due process.

The…

Ethics opinion on fee-sharing is bad news for Avvo Legal Services

A South Carolina ethics opinion on fee-sharing highlights a potential obstacle for Avvo’s fixed-fee legal referral service, launched this year in 18 states.

The July 14 advisory opinion—which describes…

Lawyers for alleged church-shooter Dylann Roof argue death penalty is unconstitutional

Lawyers for the man accused of fatally shooting nine people at a Charleston, South Carolina, church are arguing that the death penalty is unconstitutional.

Lawyers for the hate-crime suspect, Dylann…

Prosecutor blasts federal court for scheduling hate crimes trial of Dylann Roof before state trial

State prosecutor Scarlett Wilson criticized the federal court system during a hearing Monday, saying it is circumventing South Carolina’s trial of Dylann Roof, the 22-year-old white man accused of fatally…

Lawyer is fined $75K in hawk-trapping case

A prominent South Carolina attorney emotionally took a plea Monday in a Charleston federal wildlife case over hawks trapped and killed on his 1,790-acre property.

Charles Williams, 66, told a…

US to seek death penalty in hate-crimes case against accused Charleston church shooter, Dylann Roof

Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Tuesday that the United States will seek the death penalty in its hate-crimes case against Dylann Roof, the 22-year-old white man accused of gunning…

Bail granted to homeowner who shot two men, burned the remains and buried them

A homeowner who admitted that he shot two men, burned their bodies and buried them in the backyard was granted bail on Monday after his lawyer cited South Carolina’s stand-your-ground…

Should cellphone signals be jammed at prisons? FCC mulls issue of contraband devices there

What to do about a reported proliferation of prohibited cellphones in the nation’s prisons?

Officials confiscate them when they find them, and can punish those responsible for providing or possessing…

Cops perform roadside body cavity search after warning, ‘You gonna pay for this one, boy,’ suit says

Police in Aiken, South Carolina, pulled over a car because of its temporary license tags and then handcuffed the passenger, called for a drug-sniffing dog, and performed a roadside body…

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