South Carolina

222 ABA Journal articles on South Carolina.

Some states are welcoming back ex-offenders to work behind bars

In 2010, Cindy Stubbs was nearing the end of a 14-year sentence in a South Carolina prison, determined never to return. A mother of four, locked up on gun and…

8 states file brief supporting the government’s attempt to deny abortions to immigrant minors

Eight states described as having “a legitimate and substantial interest in preserving and promoting fetal life” have weighed in on a lawsuit seeking to clear the way for immigrant minors…

Former cop sentenced to 20 years for fatally shooting unarmed black man

A federal judge in Charleston, South Carolina, has sentenced a white former police officer to 20 years in prison after his guilty plea to a federal civil-rights charge for shooting…

South Carolina chief justice tells judges to stop jailing poor defendants without lawyers
Thousands of arrest warrants from lower-level judges are being suspended in South Carolina as a result of instructions by the state's chief justice.
Suit claims South Carolina municipal courts jail poor people without providing a lawyer
A class action lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that municipal courts in South Carolina fail to provide lawyers to people who can’t afford them and fail to advise defendants of their right to a lawyer.
Cases raise questions about adult guardianship and lawyer-hospital relationships
Cases in Michigan and South Carolina are raising questions about lawyers who receive guardianship appointments as a result of their relationships with hospitals.
South Dakota inmates get tablets for legal research; state drops paralegal and part-time lawyer

Inmates in South Dakota no longer have a need for legal help from a paralegal or lawyer because they can do their own research on tablets, according to Department of…

Legal aid hotline opens for Hurricane Irma victims

Updated: A legal aid hotline has opened for Hurricane Irma victims in Florida who can’t afford a lawyer.

The hotline number is 866-550-2929, report the Orlando Sentinel and an…

Florida Bar raises income cap for Free Legal Answers website to help Hurricane Irma victims
The Florida Bar has raised the income cap for users of the Florida Free Legal Answers online legal clinic to help more victims of Hurricane Irma get answers to their legal questions.
Recaptured inmate, convicted in lawyer home invasion, likely used drone in escape, cops say

Police have captured an escaped South Carolina inmate who was in prison for holding his lawyer and his lawyer’s family at gunpoint.

Authorities arrested the inmate, Jimmy Causey, early…

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…

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