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No, no one asked my opinion . . . but I’m going to give it anyway. Why I think South Carolina Needs a Post-Trial Motion for Sentence Reduction.
November 16, 2021
Singh v. Singh– No, there will be no avoiding judicial review as to matters involving children in this state. South Carolina Supreme Court, Op. No. 28057 (filed September 8, 2021)
October 15, 2021
A very rare win in a habeas case– Trial counsel actually needs to know the law! Wright v. Clarke, 2021 WL 2530199 (filed June 21, 2021).
October 5, 2021
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