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Do Prosecutors Still Control the Docket in SC?

On November 21, 2012, the SC Supreme Court decided State v. Langford – a bombshell opinion that said SC Code...

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Criminal Justice Reform Bill – What is the First Step Act?

The US Senate voted to approve the First Step Act this week – a criminal justice reform bill that promises...

Justice in America – Who is Alice Johnson?

Justice in America – Who is Alice Johnson?

Here’s a sentence you probably never expected to read: Donald Trump did the right thing by rejecting – at least...

Do We Need a Hate Crime Law to Protect Police Officers?

Do We Need a Hate Crime Law to Protect Police Officers?

U.S. lawmakers are considering legislation that would allow prosecutors to charge anyone accused of violence against a police officer with...

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...

Kershaw Kerfluffle and The Rule of Law

Kershaw Kerfluffle and The Rule of Law

I feel compelled to join Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson’s rebuke of Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews’ recent attacks on...

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...

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...

Trump and the Supreme Court

Trump and the Supreme Court

Plenty of people are talking about what Trump’s election will mean for the United States Supreme Court – for example,...

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...