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Today, we are all Gamecocks

The 2016 version of the University of South Carolina’s Media Law School is in the books and it was a doozy. Last year, this Sidebar reporter provided news coverage for the inaugural event (USC officials say they plan on this ...

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That’s my boy (access required)

Maternal instinct trumps all, even common sense. Case in point: Richland County deputy Lisa Grazioli, whose unwise attempt to help her stubborn son during a traffic stop in neighboring Kershaw County led to an embarrassing incident and several criminal charges. ...

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Time to pay up (access required)

Cue the Law & Order: SVU music. Boom Booom. Dun dun dun dunn dunnn dunnnnn. The 6th Circuit Solicitor’s Office has launched the WCU — the Worthless Check Unit. When this Sidebar reporter read the headline in the Carolina Gateway ...

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What lies beneath (access required)

When a pipe springs a leak, most people call a plumber or grab the duct tape. But Lucille Ray of Rock Hill didn’t have the luxury of either option when a busted drainage pipe that belonged to the city began ...

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War Story: When Twins Go Bad (access required)

Before joining Virginia Lawyers Weekly in 1988, I practiced law in Southwest Virginia for about three years. Like many rookie lawyers, I got a lot of court-appointed criminal work. I handled a jury trial for one of my court-appointed clients ...

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Tiger woes grow (access required)

This Sidebar reporter’s esteemed colleague noted (see “Sore Losers?”) that it’s hard right now — for football enthusiasts and possibly juvenile defendants — to be a fan of Louisiana State University. I would submit that it is nearly as hard ...

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Sore losers? (access required)

It’s a bad week to be a fan of Louisiana State University football. But it could be an even worse week for juvenile defendants in Louisiana. A new paper by LSU economics professors Naci Mocan and Ozkan Eren found that ...

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