Lawrence W. Long
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A Unicorn from the South Carolina Court of Appeals! Reversal Based on Coerced Confession, State v. Randy Collins, Appellate Case No. 2018-02056 (September 8, 2021)
September 8, 2021
Dual Experts in Child Sex Abuse Cases: The SC Supreme Court Declines Opp to Create New Rule, State v. Makins, South Carolina Supreme Court, Op. No. 28039 (filed 6/23/21).
July 18, 2021
Retreat on the JLWOP Front, State v. Jon Smart, Op. No. 5830 (Ct. App. filed 7/7/21)
July 14, 2021
924(c) Conviction Vacated!
June 22, 2021
Lifetime Sexual Offender Registration without Judicial Review Violates Due Process. Powell v. Keel, Appellate Case No. 2019-001063 (S.C. Supreme Court, filed 6/921).
June 19, 2021
South Carolina Supreme Court grants common law writ and inmate entitled to PCR hearing.
June 3, 2021
Important Case on Jury Instructions for Constructive Possession of Illicit Drugs, State v. Terrance Edward Stewart, S.C. Supreme Court, filed May 19, 2021.
May 25, 2021
Sentencing Counsel Must Make Potentially Winning Arguments to Court to be Effective (also Don’t Agree to Represent a Federal Client Someone Unless You Know Federal Law) US v. Precias Freeman, Case No. 19-4104 (4th Cir. 2021)
April 6, 2021
Reversal of Healthcare Fraud Conviction Due to Insufficiency of the Evidence—Government Has to Prove that Defendant Knew his Conduct was Illegal. United States v. Nora, 2021 WL 716628 (5th Cir., filed 2/24/21).
March 5, 2021
What Can a Physician Do to Prevent Being Accused or Convicted of Over-Prescribing Opioids?
March 3, 2021