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12-11-2000 - Opinions
Criminal case approving charge that State has burden of disproving self-defense.
Criminal case holding eyewitness identification unreliable as a matter of law.
Attorney disciplinary matter in which respondent admitted misconduct and consented to a definite suspension from the practice of law for four (4) months.12-18-2000 - Opinions
In the Matter of Roy C. Roberts, former Florence County Magistrate. Judicial disciplinary matter in which former magistrate admitted misconduct, consented to a public reprimand, and agreed to be barred from future judicial service without the prior approval of the South Carolina Supreme Court.
Domestic case holding husband/father entitled to recover post-emancipation child support payments made to wife/mothers.
George B. Brown, former Beaufort County Magistrate - opinion publicly reprimanding former magistrate and barring him from future judicial service unless authorized by the Court.
Attorney disciplinary matter in which respondent admitted misconduct and consented to disbarment from the practice of law in this state.
In the Matter of W. Allen Strait. Disciplinary opinion conferring a definite suspension of six months and one day from the practice of law.
In the Matter of Margaret C. Tribert. Opinion suspending attorney for one year.
Criminal conviction reversed where trial court erred by excluding hearsay evidence which should have been admitted under SCRE 804(b)(3).