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Operation Streamline – the Beginning of the End of Due Process?

Operation Streamline is a program that will allow mass prosecutions of 100 or more immigrants a day in California – a process that has already been happening in other states like Arizona and Texas. That’s great, right? Zero tolerance = mass arrests and prosecutions. There is no other way to handle that volume of cases [..]

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Horry County Police Department Sex Assault and Cover-Ups

Horry County Police officials knew about multiple allegations of sexual misconduct by officers and took no action to address them, a failure that resulted in more women being sexually assaulted by officers over a 10-year period, according to court documents released last week. The allegations were part of a motion filed by Jane Doe 3, [..]

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Police Need a Warrant for Cell Tower Location Data

Police cannot use cell tower data to track your location for days on end without getting a warrant, according to the US Supreme Court. In Carpenter v. United States, a slim majority of the Court seems to recognize that decades-old precedents don’t adequately address privacy concerns raised by law enforcement’s use of new technologies. Though [..]

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Contraband in South Carolina Prisons

Prison officials spend a lot of time, money, and other resources controlling what comes out of prisons – their goal, after all, is to keep the inmates inside. But, South Carolina has found that it’s even more difficult to keep control of what goes into prisons. SC Gov. Henry McMaster recently issued an executive order [..]

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Taking on the Man

When Claudia James Sullivan became an attorney in 1918, she still wasn’t allowed to vote. Why? Because she was a woman. The United States Constitution did not allow women to vote in national elections. In some places across the country, women were allowed to vote in state and local elections, but not in South Carolina. [..]

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Can Convicted Felons Vote in South Carolina?

Can convicted felons vote? That depends on where they live and whether they have served their time. In South Carolina, anyone convicted of a felony loses the right to vote while they are incarcerated or on parole. But, convicted felons automatically regain their voting rights once they have completed their incarceration, parole, and probation. Unfortunately, [..]

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Can I Get Arrested for Leaving the Kids Home Alone?

A woman in New York was charged with five counts of endangering the welfare of a child after police say she left her children at home for more than a day. The oldest child was 14, the youngest 1. In Kentucky, a pregnant woman was arrested after she left three children at home alone for [..]

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5 Myths About SC DUI Laws

A drunk driving conviction in South Carolina can disrupt your life and the lives of everyone around you. The best way to avoid a DUI, of course, is to never drive when you are impaired by alcohol or other drugs. But it’s also important to have reliable information about DUI law if you ever find [..]

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