Author Archives: David Donovan

If mascots came to moot courts (access required)

The 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament was tipping off just as Lawyers Weekly went to press, so Sidebar won’t embarrass itself by publishing its picks for the Final Four, but March is also the time of year for ...

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Hewitt elected to Court of Appeals (access required)

South Carolina lawmakers have elected a first-time judge to the state’s Court of Appeals in a move that led some legislators to temporarily walk out of the legislative chamber in protest. Blake Hewitt of Conway, who is a partner with ...

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Hardeeville judge placed on interim suspension (access required)

Atiya Shawtel Johnson, a municipal court judge in Hardeeville and Ridgeland and a ministerial recorder/clerk of court in Hardeeville, was indicted by a federal grand jury on four counts of making a materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation in a matter within the jurisdiction of the executive branch of the government of the United States.

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