State v. Collier (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-071-17, 12 pp.) (James Lockemy, C.J.) Appealed from Horry County Circuit Court (Steven John, J.) S.C. App. Holding: Although the “invited response” doctrine generally applies when a solicitor’s closing argument is inappropriate but ...Read More »
Criminal Practice – Within-Policy-Statement-Range Sentence – Nonfrivolous Arguments – Court’s Failure to Explain Reasons
U.S. v. Slappy (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-181-17, 19 pp.) (Gregory, C.J.) (Shedd, J., dissenting) No. 16-4010, Sept. 22, 2017. Appeal from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, at Wilmington. (Fox, S.J.) 4th Cir. Holding: ...Read More »
Criminal Practice – Sixth Amendment – Right to Counsel – Untainted Substitute Asset Forfeiture Postconviction
U.S. v. Marshall (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-182-17, 18 pp.) (Agee, J.) No. 16-4494, Sept. 25, 2017. Appeal from the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, at Greenbelt. (Chasanow, S.J.) 4th Cir. Holding: Where the defendant-offender’s substitute assets ...Read More »
Mangal v. State (Lawyers Weekly No. 010-054-17, 14 pp.) (John Few, J.) (Donald Beatty, C.J., Kaye Hearn, J., and Costa Pleicones, Acting Justice, concurring in the result only without separate opinion) Appealed from Spartanburg County (J. Mark Hayes II, ...Read More »
State v. Moore (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-062-17, 15 pp.) (Stephanie McDonald, J., lead opinion) (James Lockemy, C.J., concurring in part & dissenting in part) (Aphrodite Konduros, J., dissenting) Appealed from Spartanburg County Circuit Court (R. Keith Kelly, J.) S.C. App. ...
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State v. Prather (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-064-17, 20 pp.) (Aphrodite Konduros, J.) (H. Bruce Williams, J., dissenting) Appealed from Lexington County Circuit Court (Clifton Newman, J.) S.C. App. Holding: In rebuttal to defendant’s testimony that he and co-defendant Phillips left ...
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State v. Miles (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-061-17, 10 pp.) (D. Garrison Hill, J.) Appealed from Lexington County Circuit Court (Thomas Russo, J.) S.C. App. Holding: As applied to this case, our drug trafficking statute’s use of “knowingly” applies to defendant’s ...
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