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Supreme Court Published Opinions - December 2006

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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.

12-4-2006 - Opinions

26232 - In the Matter of David B. Greene

This is an attorney disciplinary matter.

26233 - In the Interest of Johnny Lee W.

This case involves the issue of whether the trial judge erred by accepting conditional guilty pleas.

12-11-2006 - Opinions

26234 - Morris v. State

In this post-conviction relief case, the Court found counsel ineffective for failing to request a continuance.

26235 - Armstrong v. Food Lion

This case involves the issue of whether the Court of Appeals erred by finding the trial court properly directed a verdict in Food Lion's favor on petitioners' cause of action alleging Food Lion was vicariously liable for the torts committed by its employees.

26236 - In the Matter of Kenneth L. Edwards

This is an attorney disciplinary opinin in which the Court imposed a definite suspension.

26237 - In the Matter of Benjamin R. Matthews

This is an attorney disciplinary opinion in which the Court imposed a public reprimand.

26238 - In the Matter of Hattie E. Boyce

This is an attorney disciplinary matter in which the Court imposed a public reprimand.

26239 - State v. Banda

In this case, the trial court denied Appellant Martha Banda’s pre-trial motions to suppress evidence and an incriminating statement she gave to police. The trial court subsequently convicted Banda for trafficking in ten grams or more of methamphetamine and sentenced her to four years imprisonment. We affirm.

26240 - Colleton County Taxpayers Association v. School District of Colleton County

This original jurisdiction case involves a contractual arrangement entered into by the School District of Colleton County and whether this arrangement is illegal in light of the South Carolina Constitution’s limits on the amount of debt a public school district may incur.

12-11-2006 - Orders

ORDER - Dennison v. State

This order grants petitioner's motion to reinstate the appeal and denies counsel's motion to be relieved as counsel and to appoint new counsel. Further, the order sets forth the procedure to be used by attorneys in submitting Rule 227(c), SCACR, explanations within ethical bounds.
12-21-2006 - Orders

ORDER - In the Matter of David R. Shumate
Resignation as a member of the South Carolina Bar.
ORDER - In the Matter of James Stone Craven
This is an order placing an attorney on interim suspension.
ORDER - State v. Tuffour
Order vacates the Court of Appeal's opinion in State v. Tuffour, 364 S.C. 497, 613 S.E.2d 174 (Ct. App. 2005).