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Criminal Practice – Constitutional – Separation of Powers – Solicitor’s Docket Control – Judicial Authority – Due Process – Speedy Trial (access required)

State v. Langford S.C. Code Ann. § 1-7-330, which grants solicitors the power to control trial dockets, violates the separation of powers by impermissibly conferring judicial responsibilities upon a member of the executive branch.

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