Jury trials

State v. Berry – How to Get Inadmissible Testimony in Front of the Jury

State v. Berry – How to Get Inadmissible Testimony in Front of the Jury

If you are a prosecutor, anyway:  When an objection is sustained, just keep asking similar questions so the jury can...

When Is Brain Damage a Valid Defense?

When Is Brain Damage a Valid Defense?

In Winkler v. State, the S.C. Supreme Court reversed and remanded a capital murder defendant’s case so that his attorneys...

Lawsuit Filed Against Florence County Sheriff’s Office

Lawsuit Filed Against Florence County Sheriff’s Office

Florence County Sheriff’s Office arrested two pilots last year for flying a Lake City helicopter the day before it was...

Wrongful Convictions – Unlocking the Truth

Wrongful Convictions – Unlocking the Truth

“Unlocking the Truth” is a show on MTV that is investigating the cases of three people who may have been...

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...

More on discovery violations in the 9th circuit

More on discovery violations in the 9th circuit

The Charleston Post and Courier is reporting that an assistant solicitor in the 9th circuit was found to have withheld...

Michael Dunn verdict – begin with the truth, please

Michael Dunn verdict – begin with the truth, please

Last night and this morning I began to see a flood of commentary on the Michael Dunn verdict – I...

Trial by Combat

Trial by Combat

Trial by combat, or wager of battle, trial by battle, or judicial duel, was a form of resolving disputes in...

Scenes of a Crime – Review

Scenes of a Crime – Review

Scenes of a crime is a compelling documentary about the case of Adrian Thomas, who was convicted of killing his...

Another Administrative Order that won’t be followed

Another Administrative Order that won’t be followed

On Monday, May 15, 2013, Chief Justice Toal issued a “365 Day Benchmark” Administrative Order, ordering that eighty percent of...