Fourth Amendment

SC’s Proposed Saggy Pants Law is Blatant Institutional Racism

SC’s Proposed Saggy Pants Law is Blatant Institutional Racism

SC lawmakers have been given an extraordinary opportunity to get their priorities straight. It is doubtful that they will. In...

Horry County Schools May Begin Drug Testing Students

Horry County Schools May Begin Drug Testing Students

Sitting around the table for family dinner at the end of a long day, you begin the daily decompression, debriefing,...

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,...

License to Steal

License to Steal

South Carolina’s law enforcement has been addicted to forfeiture money for some time, and cooperation with federal agencies has only...

Am I Free to Go?

Am I Free to Go?

Last week in State v. Spears, the S.C. Court of Appeals reversed a Lexington County conviction for trafficking crack cocaine...

Utah v. Strieff – can police now stop and search you without probable cause?

Utah v. Strieff – can police now stop and search you without probable cause?

In Utah v. Strieff, decided June 20, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court apparently decided that incremental erosion of our Fourth...

U.S. v. Robertson (4th Cir.) – consent or submission?

U.S. v. Robertson (4th Cir.) – consent or submission?

In U.S. v. Robertson, decided December 13, 2013, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a defendant, who responded...

Border patrol checkpoint refusal

Border patrol checkpoint refusal

H/T Reason.com – checkpoint officer is polite, friendly, and extremely conscious of protecting motorists’ constitutional rights: (April Fools . ....

Wake up America

Wake up America

Immediately following the Boston Marathon bombing, the United States Constitution was suspended for all residents of Watertown, Massachusetts.  An entire...

State v. Jenkins – CSC reversed because search warrant affidavit was insufficient

State v. Jenkins – CSC reversed because search warrant affidavit was insufficient

In State v. Jenkins, decided June 20, 2012, the S.C. Court of Appeals reversed a conviction for criminal sexual conduct...