South Carolina Supreme Court Decisions

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Recent Decisions From the South Carolina Supreme Court

MO-006 - McGaha v. State
Date: February 21, 2018
Docket Number: 2018
MO-004 - Nealey v. State
Date: February 7, 2018
Docket Number: 2018
Robinson v. South Carolina  
Date: February 7, 2018
Docket Number: 27762

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Michael Robinson was indicted in 2013 on charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC) with a minor. The alleged offenses occurred between 1998 and 2000. However, between 2001 and 2012, the CSC statute...

South Carolina v. Walker  
Date: February 7, 2018
Docket Number: 27763

Justia Opinion Summary: Elias Walker killed his father by repeatedly stabbing him with a sword in a motel room where they were living. Walker was twenty-two years old at the time of the crime. Pursuant to a plea agreement, Walker pled guilty bu...

Smalls v. South Carolina  
Date: February 7, 2018
Docket Number: 27764

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Stephen Smalls was convicted by jury of armed robbery for the 2007 robbery of a Bojangles restaurant in Columbus. The trial court sentenced him to twenty-five years in prison. Smalls filed an application for P...

MO-002 - Randall Price v. State
Date: January 31, 2018
Docket Number: 2018
Conits v. Conits
Date: January 17, 2018
Docket Number: 27749
MO-001 - Long Grove v. Long Grove
Date: January 10, 2018
Docket Number: 2018
In the Matter of Paul Owen
Date: January 10, 2018
Docket Number: 27760
Bowman v. South Carolina  
Date: January 10, 2018
Docket Number: 27761

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Marion Bowman sought post-conviction relief (PCR) from his sentence of death for the 2001 murder of Kandee Martin. Essentially, petitioner argued his trial counsel was deficient in failing to object to the Sta...

S.C. Dep't of Soc. Servs. v. Boulware  
Date: January 3, 2018
Docket Number: 27759

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, the South Carolina Supreme Court had to decide whether Petitioners Edward and Tammy Dalsing had standing to pursue a private action to adopt a child who had been placed in their foster care by the South Car...

South Carolina v. Cottrell  
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 27754

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Luzenski Allen Cottrell was convicted and sentenced to death by jury for the 2002 murder of Myrtle Beach police officer Joe McGarry. On appeal, Cottrell raised five issues, all of which involved rulings largely...

In the Matter of James L. Bell
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 27755
In the Matter of Michael Frank Johnson
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 27756
Dorn v. Cohen
Date: December 20, 2017
Docket Number: 27757
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