Author Archives: Heath Hamacher

Armed and dangerous (access required)


A divided panel from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last February held in U.S. v. Shaquille Robinson that just because an individual is armed, “in and of itself,” that does not provide an objective indication of danger and ...

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A catch-all solution (access required)

Corrections officials want to shore up the perimeters of 11 medium- and maximum-security prisons, but not to keep inmates inside. It’s to keep contraband out. The South Carolina Department of Corrections hasn’t had nearly the problem with people hopping the ...

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Top verdicts of 2016 (access required)

Rare med-mal verdict returned for $6.9M   A Charleston County jury returned a $6.9 million verdict against a radiologist who allegedly misread a mammogram, resulting in the patient’s breast cancer ultimately becoming terminal. Leanna Loud sued Dr. Jeffrey Short and ...

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