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Supreme Court sets new standard for “common scheme” evidence (access required)

  Returning to the standard of “logical relevancy” or “logical connection” for admitting evidence of a criminal defendant’s “common scheme or plan,” a divided South Carolina Supreme Court overruled precedent and reversed a Greenville County man’s convictions for criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Wallace Steven Perry and Laura Jones had two sets of twins together: two ...

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