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Supreme Court Published Opinions - January 2002

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.

1-7-2002 - Opinions

25395 - Knotts v. S.C. Department of Natural Resources

This is a civil case dealing with the constitutionality of the State’s Water Recreational Resources Fund.

1-14-2002 - Opinions

25396 - State v. Walls

Whether the South Carolina Sex Offender Registry Act violates the ex post facto clause?

25397 - State v. Kennedy

Summary affirmance of the Court of Appeals decision in State v. Kennedy, 339 S.C. 243, 528 S.E.2d 700 (Ct. App. 2000), dealing with Lyle evidence and speedy trial.

25398 - State v. Sims

Whether the trial court erred by allowing a police officer to give hearsay testimony and by limiting appellant's cross-examination of a State witness regarding the witness' pending charges?

1-28-2002 - Opinions

25399 - Fitzgerald v. State

This case addresses the issue of whether the one year statute of limitations for PCR applications applies when an applicant alleges that he did not knowingly and intelligently waive his right to a direct appeal.

25400 - In the Matter of John A. Gaines

This is an attorney disciplinary matter resulting in the sanction of disbarment.

25401 - In the Matter of Marion C. Smith

Judicial disciplinary matter in which Magistrate admitted misconduct and agreed to a public reprimand.

25402 - In the Matter of Harold C. Dixon

Public Reprimand

25403 - In the Matter of Thomas H Eskridge, Jr.

Public reprimand of Olanta Municipal Court Judge Thomas H. Eskridge

25404 - In the Matter Pierce S. White, Jr.

Disciplinary opinion conferring a definite suspension of two years from the practice of law.

25405 - In the Matter of Lillie R. Davis

Opinion imposing 20 month suspension on attorney