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Judge Perry recounts civil rights struggles for Bar (access required)

Lawyers at the S.C. Bar's annual convention sat spellbound as Senior U.S. District Judge Matthew J. Perry Jr. told of standing for the rule of law at a time when the law didn't necessarily stand for him and others like him. During the Bar's plenary luncheon Jan. 21, Perry told of racial intolerance through which he lived and lawyered as an African-American attorney. As a young lawyer in the 1950s and 1960s, Perry gained a reputation for winning cases that promoted desegregation of beaches, parks, restaurants and public schools in South Carolina. In 1979, he became the first African-American judge to sit on the state's U.S. District Court.

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Civil Rights – Malicious Prosecution – Schools & School Boards – Teacher – Assault on Student – Probable Cause (access required)

Richardson v. City of Marion. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-043-10, 16 pp.) (R. Bryan Harwell, J.) D.S.C. Holding: Even though the defendant-police officer gathered some information that supported the plaintiff-teacher’s version of events, since some of the information the officer gathered ...

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Civil Practice – Res Judicata – Labor & Employment – Public Employees – Grievance – Civil Rights Claim – Individual & Official Capacities (access required)

Brooks v. Arthur. (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-172-10, 16 pp.) (King, J.) No. 09-1551, Nov. 19, 2010; USDC at Lynchburg, Va. (Moon, J.) 4th Cir. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: Three Virginia correctional officers are not ...

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