When The Washington Post published a profile of Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, in March, there was a brief anecdote near the story’s end that sent the internet into overdrive — a revelation that 15 years ago, ...Read More »
Columbia criminal defense lawyer Jack Swerling and his family spent nearly three days with 24-hour security as authorities searched for an escaped inmate who’d kidnapped the Swerlings years ago. Today, the family was relieved to hear that Jimmy Causey had been captured after slipping out of a prison for the second time.Read More »
X-rays revealing fractured bones in 5-week-old twins spurred a hospital pediatrician to report the babies’ parents to the South Carolina Department of Social Services and Richland County Sheriff’s Department for suspected child abuse.Read More »
Columbia criminal defense lawyer Jack Swerling said he was “taking the necessary precautions” after learning that a former client who kidnapped and terrorized his family more than a decade ago had escaped from prison for the second timRead More »
A pair of federal judges in South Carolina has joined a growing national trend in finding that recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions requiring heightened pleading requirements from plaintiffs are not applicable to affirmative defenses raised by defendants. For nearly a ...
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A sheriff-turned-legislator who fired a jail worker for leaking information about an inmate’s death cannot raise qualified immunity as a shield against a lawsuit claiming First Amendment violations, a South Carolina federal judge has ruled. Former York County Sheriff Bruce ...
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The most important opinions from the second quarter of 2017. Administrative APA & Mandamus – Savannah River Site – Nuclear Fuel Removal South Carolina v. United States (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-092-17, 37 pp.) (J. Michelle Childs, J.) 1:16-cv-00391; D.S.C. Holding: ...
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Leaders at the Charleston School of Law are talking with the U.S. Department of Education on the revision of rules meant to protect students from predatory schools whose graduates find themselves buried in debt with little chance of finding good ...Read More »