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Mar 31, 2016

Attorney general defends choice to fire special prosecutor

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s top lawyer on Wednesday defended his decision to fire a special prosecutor he had appointed to investigate corruption within South Carolina’s Legislature, saying he didn’t feel a good job was being done with the case and that the man chosen hadn’t even been among his top five candidates for […]

Mar 29, 2016

North Carolina AG won’t defend transgender law in court

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s new law limiting LGBT protections is a “national embarrassment,” and the state’s lawyers won’t defend it against a federal challenge from gay rights advocates, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced Tuesday. The law Republican Gov. Pat McCrory signed last week requires people to use multi-stall bathrooms that match their birth [&[...]

Mar 29, 2016

Officials clash over role of prosecutor in legislative probe

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The state attorney general sought Monday to remove a special prosecutor tasked with investigating legislative corruption — citing an “obvious abuse of power” — but the prosecutor indicated he wouldn’t step down without a court’s intervention. In a letter obtained Monday by The Associated Press, Chief Deputy Attorney General John McIntosh [&hellip[...]

Feb 9, 2016

Rules proposed for AG’s contracts with private lawyers

A legislative proposal to bring consistency and transparency to no-bid contingency fee arrangements between the South Carolina attorney general and private lawyers who prosecute multimillion-dollar consumer fraud actions on the state’s behalf appears to be gaining traction this session. “This is something that many states are moving toward to give attorneys general and private attorneys [&hell[...]

Feb 9, 2016

Attorney General to visit 6 cities to highlight police work

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch plans to visit six cities in the coming months to highlight police departments she sees as role models for law enforcement. The locations were chosen because they embody a particular trait of successful policing, such as effective use of data, strong community relationships or a commitment to officer […]

Jul 14, 2015

Supreme Court: Trial court failed to prove current risk of sexual recidivism

The state failed to prove that a man with a history of sexual assaults against minors is currently a sexually violent predator, prompting the South Carolina Supreme Court on July 1 to overturn lower court rulings that had him involuntarily committed to the South Carolina Department of Mental Health. Christopher Taft, now 24, spent more […]

Jan 13, 2014

Criminal Practice – Constitutional – Municipal & Magistrate Courts – Attorney General – Authority to Prosecute

State v. Long (Lawyers Weekly No. 010-006-14, 6 pp.) (Costa M. Pleicones, J.) On writ of certiorari. S.C. S. Ct. Holding: In light of this court’s longstanding recognition of the broad prosecutorial authority of the Attorney General and the limited practical effect that S.C. Const. art. V, § 24 had on that authority, we hold […]

Feb 22, 2013

AG under scrutiny for not reporting donations

South Carolina's top prosecutor is under scrutiny for not reporting roughly a dozen donations on campaign filings.

Dec 28, 2012

Solicitors to appeal SC justices’ docket ruling

HILTON HEAD ISLAND (AP) - South Carolina’s top prosecutors have asked the state Supreme Court to reconsider a ruling that took control of trial dockets from them.

May 26, 2011

Civil Practice – Consumer Complaint – Attorney General – Pharmacy Chains – Remand

State of West Virginia ex rel. Darrell V. McGraw Jr., AG v. CVS Pharmacy Inc. A consumer complaint filed in state court by the Attorney General of West Virginia against five pharmacy chains that allegedly sold generic drugs to West Virginia consumers without passing the cost savings on to the consumers should have been remanded from federal court back to state court; the 4th Circuit says [...]

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