Ethics

Sexual Harassment in SC Courts

Sexual Harassment in SC Courts

Lawyers should not have sex with their clients. Or sexually harass their clients. It feels like a no-brainer, and something...

Texas State District Judge George Gallagher

Texas State District Judge George Gallagher

A convicted sex offender is getting a new trial because a Texas judge decided to go medieval on him during...

#Metoo and South Carolina Courts

#Metoo and South Carolina Courts

As the #MeToo movement continues to expose sexual abuse and sexual harassment, where do women turn to find justice? The...

Not so Shady After All – DUI Dismissed Pursuant to Suchenski

Not so Shady After All – DUI Dismissed Pursuant to Suchenski

When William Goldfinch IV, who serves on Conway City Council, was pulled over in June, the officer claimed that he...

Is the Judge Helping the Prosecutor in Your Trial?

Is the Judge Helping the Prosecutor in Your Trial?

Imagine sitting in a courtroom at the defense table, anxiously waiting for the jury to come in after a short...

Lawyer Ethics in the Age of Online Marketing

Lawyer Ethics in the Age of Online Marketing

I read the Supreme Court’s ethics opinions as they are released each week, and one thing is clear – South...

Right to Counsel in SC Magistrate Courts

Right to Counsel in SC Magistrate Courts

In 2009, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) released a comprehensive report that detailed the systematic denial of...

Hate Crimes are OK in South Carolina

Hate Crimes are OK in South Carolina

I feel that this is a time when silence is equivalent to complicity. People who care keep asking, “what can...

Mistaken Identity – Lucky Whitehead Lucks Out

Mistaken Identity – Lucky Whitehead Lucks Out

The Dallas Cowboys cut wide receiver Lucky Whitehead last week after discovering that he had been arrested for shoplifting and...

When Junk Science Meets Jailhouse Snitches

When Junk Science Meets Jailhouse Snitches

Cameron Todd Willingham was executed by the State of Texas in 2004 for the arson-murder of his three children. The...