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Supreme Court Published Opinions - August 2001

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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.

8-6-2001 - Opinions

25337 - State v. Saltz

Appellant's murder conviction reversed because of the erroneous admission of hearsay.

25338 - State v. Hudson

Dismissal of certiorari regarding Court of Appeals' opinion that interpreted statute on confinement of those found not guilty by reason of insanity.

8-13-2001 - Opinions

25339 - Thomas v. State

This post-conviction relief case raises the issue of whether counsel had a conflict of interest while representing petitioner.

25340 - Dawkins v. State

This post-conviction relief case raises the issue of whether counsel was ineffective for failing to object to hearsay testimony that designated petitioner as the perpetrator of certain sexual offenses.

25341 - Doe v. Doe

This appeal was certified for review to determine the collateral estoppel effects of a criminal conviction and a family court judgment on a subsequent civil action.

8-14-2001 - Opinions

25342 - Unisys v. S.C. Budget and Control Board

This case involves application of the Procurement Code and resolves various constitutional challenges.

8-20-2001 - Opinions

25343 - Rollison v. State

Grant of post-conviction relief reversed where record shows knowing, intelligent, and voluntary acceptance of plea bargain.

25344 - Gill v. State

This criminal appeal addresses the issues of: waiver of the right to direct appeal; jury instructions on diminished capacity; and prosecutorial comments on the failure of a defendant to present a defense.

25345 - Tatum v. Medical University of South Carolina

This is a workers' compensation matter which discusses the "dual persona doctrine."

25346 - In the Matter of Anonymous Member of S.C. Bar

8-27-2001 - Opinions

25347 - State v. Cheeseboro

This criminal case involves multiple evidentiary issues.

25348 - Hughes v. State

PCR case holding defendant who was jointly tried with a co-defendant, who was also his victim on a pointing a firearm charge, had not shown prejudice from the joint trial warranting relief.

25349 - In the Matter of James A. Cheek

Opinion suspending attorney indefinitely - 90 days.

25350 - In the Matter of Darrell Lester Diggs

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

25351 - In the Matter of W. Jeffrey McGurk

Disciplinary matter in which attorney consented to a public reprimand.

25352 - In the Matter of George Turner Perrow

Opinion suspending attorney indefinitely

25353 - Franklin v. Catoe

This is a criminal case involving the statutory right to personally address the jury during the guilt phase of a capital murder trial, and whether the defendant is required to prove that he was prejudiced by the court's failure to obtain an on the record waiver of this statutory right.