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Child support case triggers another due process ruling  (access required)

The imprisonment of South Carolinians found in contempt for failure to pay child support was front and center when the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision in Turner v. Rogers on June 20. In that case, the high court reversed a jail sentence entered against Michael Turner because the procedures at his civil contempt hearing violated his due process rights. Now the S.C. Supreme Court has entered the fray, reversing a child support-related criminal contempt penalty because Brian DiMarco (pictured) was entitled to a jury trial before Greenville County Family Court Judge Barry W. Knobel sentenced him to 12 months in prison.

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