US Supreme Court Holds 28 North Carolina state House and Senate districts are Racially Gerrymandered

By Rob Tyson In North Carolina v. Covington, the United State Supreme Court upheld the three-judge panel decision that 28 of North Carolina state House of Representative and Senate districts were drawn as racial gerrymanders in violation of the equal protection clause.[1]  However, the Supreme Court reversed the district court ruling ordering newly drawn districts […]

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Voter purge case to be heard by Supreme Court

by Rob Tyson The United States Supreme Court agreed to hear a challenge to Ohio’s policy of removing voters from the voter registration rolls.  In Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the district court ruling denying the Plaintiffs’ request for an injunction to reinstate the removed voters or […]

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Jasmine Smith receives President’s Award from South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division

COLUMBIA, SC – The South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division has named Sowell Gray Robinson lawyer, Jasmine Smith, a recipient of the President’s Award.  This award honors Jasmine’s service and leadership in the legal profession. Jasmine currently serves as co-chair of the Young Lawyers Division Voices Against Violence Committee, where she received the “Outstanding Volunteer […]

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Gone, But (Hopefully) Not Forgotten: Rule 1.9(a) and an Attorney’s Duty to a Former Client

By Will Jordan Your phone rings and it’s the call you’ve been waiting for. NewCorp, a potential client you’ve been pursuing for years, has been sued in a breach of contract action and wants to retain you. NewCorp has been sued by OldCo. OldCo is a material supplier for NewCorp and alleges NewCorp failed to […]

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Notice Of Appeal: Now What? Tips for Your First Time in a South Carolina Appellate Court

By Ben Gooding In the practice of law, like life, you win some and you lose some.  Sometimes you don’t have the right facts.  Other times the judge or jury didn’t buy your side of the story.  And sometimes the law just isn’t in your favor.  In these situations, it wasn’t in the cards for […]

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