Sex offenders

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. ...

South Carolina GPS monitoring of sex offenders can be removed based on likelihood to re-offend

South Carolina GPS monitoring of sex offenders can be removed based on likelihood to re-offend

In May of this year, the S.C. Supreme Court held that lifetime GPS monitoring of a convicted sex offender is...

State v. Dykes – lifetime GPS monitoring is still unconstitutional

State v. Dykes – lifetime GPS monitoring is still unconstitutional

In State v. Dykes, decided May 22, 2013, the S.C. Supreme Court revisited it’s May 9 opinion, muddying the waters...

State v. Binarr – actual notice of change in the law is required

State v. Binarr – actual notice of change in the law is required

In State v. Binarr, decided May 12, 2012, the S.C. Supreme Court held that actual notice of a change in...

State v. Dykes – lifetime GPS monitoring is unconstitutional

State v. Dykes – lifetime GPS monitoring is unconstitutional

In State v. Dykes, decided May 9, 2012, the South Carolina Supreme Court held that the imposition of lifetime GPS...

The Citadel also ignored sexual abuse by staff

The Citadel also ignored sexual abuse by staff

The Citadel military college in Charleston has revealed its own sexual abuse snafu, revealed on the heels of Penn State’s...

A bit more on Comstock

A bit more on Comstock

The NYTimes yesterday noted that Elana Kagan, Obama’s nomination for the USSCT, had argued in favor of the government in...

Graham and Comstock

Graham and Comstock

Two important criminal defense related opinions were released by the USSCT today – Graham v. Florida and United States v....

Addition of sex offender conditions to probation

Addition of sex offender conditions to probation

In State v. Hicks, decided May 3, the S.C. Supreme Court denied Hicks’ appeal from the addition of sex offender...