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Supreme Court Published Opinions - December 2000

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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.

12-11-2000 - Opinions

25216 - State v. Addison

Criminal case approving charge that State has burden of disproving self-defense.

25217 - State v. Moore State v. Wideman

Criminal case holding eyewitness identification unreliable as a matter of law.

25218 - In the Matter of Daniel L. Blake

Attorney disciplinary matter in which respondent admitted misconduct and consented to a definite suspension from the practice of law for four (4) months.

12-18-2000 - Opinions

25219 - In the Matter of Roy C. Roberts

In the Matter of Roy C. Roberts, former Florence County Magistrate. Judicial disciplinary matter in which former magistrate admitted misconduct, consented to a public reprimand, and agreed to be barred from future judicial service without the prior approval of the South Carolina Supreme Court.

25220 - Fredrick Hopkins, Jr. v. Carol G. Hopkins

Domestic case holding husband/father entitled to recover post-emancipation child support payments made to wife/mothers.

25221 - In the Matter of George B. Brown

George B. Brown, former Beaufort County Magistrate - opinion publicly reprimanding former magistrate and barring him from future judicial service unless authorized by the Court.

25222 - In the Matter of William Glenn Yarborough, III

Attorney disciplinary matter in which respondent admitted misconduct and consented to disbarment from the practice of law in this state.

25223 - In the Matter of W. Allen Strait

In the Matter of W. Allen Strait. Disciplinary opinion conferring a definite suspension of six months and one day from the practice of law.

25224 - In the Matter of Margaret C. Tribert

In the Matter of Margaret C. Tribert. Opinion suspending attorney for one year.

25225 - State v. Danny McDonald

Criminal conviction reversed where trial court erred by excluding hearsay evidence which should have been admitted under SCRE 804(b)(3).