Legislation

Expungement Law Veto Overridden by SC Legislature

Expungement Law Veto Overridden by SC Legislature

Gov. Henry McMaster tried to stop lawmakers from allowing people with minor, non-violent drug convictions to have their criminal records...

SC Needs Grand Jury Reform Now

SC Needs Grand Jury Reform Now

Once upon a time, grand juries served a noble purpose. They allowed regular people – rather than highly educated prosecutors...

CDV in SC: Was the Law Valid Before October of This Year?

CDV in SC: Was the Law Valid Before October of This Year?

Thousands of South Carolinians may have been arrested and imprisoned for CDV in SC using a law that is not...

False Information to Police Charges in SC

False Information to Police Charges in SC

Senator Paul Campbell, Chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee, was charged with DUI and lying to police last weekend. His...

Mandatory Mental Illness Training for all South Carolina Officers

Mandatory Mental Illness Training for all South Carolina Officers

Lack of training as to how to recognize and de-escalate mental health episodes may be one of the most common...

Is Myrtle Beach’s Teen Curfew Effective?

Is Myrtle Beach’s Teen Curfew Effective?

Is any teen curfew effective? Most scientific studies that have been conducted, some decades ago, have concluded that teen curfews...

North Carolina’s Racial Justice Act

North Carolina’s Racial Justice Act

What can be done to stop racial discrimination in jury selection, and, in general, to make our courts equal to...

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

Here are some interesting and/or useful South Carolina statutes that I’ve come across.  Just putting them here so you and...

Kohlhepp and SVP Commitments

Kohlhepp and SVP Commitments

Todd Kohlhepp allegedly kidnapped a woman and held her captive on his 100 acre farm in Woodruff, near Spartanburg, S.C. ...

DUI ignition interlock bill passes SC House

DUI ignition interlock bill passes SC House

“Emmas Law” passed the House yesterday with a unanimous vote, and is expected to pass the Senate as well.  The...