First Amendment

It’s Still a Crime to Feed the Homeless in Myrtle Beach – Is That Constitutional?

It’s Still a Crime to Feed the Homeless in Myrtle Beach – Is That Constitutional?

It seems to me that there is a clear divide nationwide between people who have the capacity for empathy and...

Fourth Circuit Rules Disturbing Schools Lawsuit Can Go Forward

Fourth Circuit Rules Disturbing Schools Lawsuit Can Go Forward

A federal appeals court held that students have a valid claim that South Carolina’s “disturbing schools” law chills their First...

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...

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

It honestly doesn’t feel like a happy 4th of July. It sometimes feels like our nation is sliding into chaos,...

Trump’s Gory Head – Did Kathy Griffin Commit a Crime?

Trump’s Gory Head – Did Kathy Griffin Commit a Crime?

Kathy Griffin’s decision to appear in a controversial photograph holding what looks like Donald Trump’s bloody, decapitated head has been...

Kaepernick, Advocacy, and Leadership

Kaepernick, Advocacy, and Leadership

I feel like I should have written about this when it began, and I should have been writing about it...

Confederate Flags and Jury Service

Confederate Flags and Jury Service

Last week a potential juror in York County, S.C. caused a bit of buzz when she appeared for jury duty...

Internet blackmail – further down the rabbit hole

Internet blackmail – further down the rabbit hole

Marc Randazza has picked a fight with “David Blade,” attorney at law and isanybodydown.com.¬† These guys seem to follow a...

Booking photos and “blackmail sites”

Booking photos and “blackmail sites”

Richland County has stopped publishing booking photos online, in an attempt to stop feeding “blackmail sites” such as mugshots.com and...

Mother arrested for cheering too loudly at South Florence HS graduation

Mother arrested for cheering too loudly at South Florence HS graduation

Seems like I remember this happening last year, too – 3 parents were arrested at South Florence High School’s graduation...