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Supreme Court Published Opinions - September 2001

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.

9-4-2001 - Opinions

25291 - Graves v. County of Marion

This is an appeal from a circuit court appellate decision, upholding the Marion County Council's ruling regarding the salary of a Marion County magistrate.

25354 - State v. Owens

This is a capital case with issues concerning subject matter jurisdiction, prior bad acts, and the admission of a statement made during the 24-hour statutory waiting period.

25355 - Horry County School District v. Horry County and the City of Myrtle Beach

This opinion involves the interpretation of the statute governing multi-county business parks and its effect on school districts.

25356 - State v. Elliott

This opinion addresses whether assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature is a lesser-included offense of assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct.

25357 - In the Matter of Susan M. Jenkins

This is a disciplinary matter in which respondent is charged with various acts of misconduct, including failing to appear for roll call and having a bench warrant issued against her.

25358 - Zabinski v. Bright Acres Associates

This is a partnership dispute involving issues under the Federal and State Arbitration Acts as well as Temporary Restraining Orders.

9-17-2001 - Opinions

25360 - State v. Jihad

This criminal case involves the interpretation of our statutory scheme requiring operating brake lights.

25361 - In the Matter of Michael L. James

Opinion suspending attorney from the practice of law for six months.

25362 - In the Matter of Lawonna Daves

Opinion disbarring attorney from the practice of law in South Carolina.

25363 - Doe v. Queen

Adoption case on writ of cert. to Ct. of Appeals-- Issue is whether natural father made sufficient prompt and good faith efforts to assume parental responsibility of newborn child.