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Supreme Court Published Opinions - April 2015

Note: Beginning in June 2012, opinions will be posted as Adobe PDFs. You can download a free copy of Adobe Reader here.

The summary following each opinion is prepared to offer lawyers and the public a general overview of what a particular opinion decides. The summary is not necessarily a full description of the issues discussed in an opinion.

4-1-2015 - Opinions

27512 - State v. Dial

The Court dismisses the writ of certiorari as improvidently granted.

4-8-2015 - Opinions

27513 - Colonna v. Marlboro Park Hospital

The Court dismissed certiorari as improvidently granted.

4-15-2015 - Opinions

27514 - Workman v. State

The Court reverses the post-conviction relief (PCR) judge's order and grants petitioner relief, finding petitioner was prejudiced by trial counsel's failure to object to the unconstitutionally coercive Allen charge given at his criminal trial.

4-22-2015 - Opinions

27515 - State v. McDonald

The Court holds that Petitioner's Confrontation Clause rights were violated by the admission of a nontestifying codefendant's statement. However, the Court finds that the error was harmless beyond a reasonable doubt and affirms as modified.

27516 - Rhame v. Charleston County School District

The Court reverses the court of appeals' dismissal of Petitioner's appeal and remands to the court of appeals.

27517 - State v. Odom

In this direct appeal, the Court finds that the trial court erred in taking judicial notice of an element of the charged offense. However, the Court finds that the error is harmless and affirms Appellant's conviction and sentence.

27518 - In the Matter of William Joseph Cutchin

This is an opinion disbarring an attorney.