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The summary below each case is prepared to offer lawyers and the public a general overview of what issues are included in a case which will be argued. The summary is not a limit on what issues a party to a case may present at oral argument.

 

 

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Supreme Court Courtroom

09:30 a.m.    
2021-000549   The State, Respondent, v. Darell Oneil Boston, Petitioner.

David Nelson Lyon, of Duff, Freeman, Lyon; and Chief Appellate Defender Robert Michael Dudek, both of Columbia, for Petitioner. Attorney General Alan McCrory Wilson, Senior Assistant Attorney General Mark Reynolds Farthing, both of Columbia; and Solicitor Scarlett Anne Wilson, of Charleston, for Respondent.

10:00 a.m.    
2021-001018   The State, Respondent, v. William Holmes, Petitioner.

Chief Appellate Defender Robert M. Dudek, of Columbia; and Jason T. Yonge, of Williams, Stitely & Brink PC, of Lexington, for Petitioner. Attorney General Alan Wilson and Senior Assistant Attorney General Mark Farthing, both of Columbia; and Solicitor Scarlett Anne Wilson, of Charleston, for Respondent.

10:30 a.m.    
2022-001280   Freddie Eugene Owens, Brad Keith Sigmon, Gary DuBose Terry, and Richard Bernard Moore, Respondents-Appellants, v. Bryan P. Stirling, in his official capacity as the Director of the South Carolina Department of Corrections, South Carolina Department of Corrections, and Henry McMaster, in his official capacity as Governor of the State of South Carolina, Appellants-Respondents.

Chief Legal Counsel Thomas Ashley Limehouse, Jr., Senior Legal Counsel William Grayson Lambert, and Deputy Legal Counsel Erica Wells Shedd; Daniel Clifton Plyler and Austin Tyler Reed, both of Smith Robinson, all of Columbia, for Appellants. Lindsey Sterling Vann, Emily C. Paavola, Hannah Lyon Freedman, Breedan Matthew Van Winkle and Allison Ann Franz, all of Justice 360; Elizabeth Anne-Franklin-Best and John Christopher Mills, all of Columbia; Joshua Snow Kendrick, of Greenville; and John H. Blume, III, of Ithaca, NY, for Respondents.


Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Supreme Court Courtroom

10:00 a.m.    
2020-000605   Amy Garrard and Lee Garrard, Guardians Ad Litem for R.C.G., A Minor; and Dean Frailey and Kathryn Frailey, Guardians Ad Litem for C.F., A Minor, Richard Nelson and Cheryl Nelson, Guardians Ad Litem for D.G.N., A Minor; Adam Olsen Ackerman; and A.E.P., III , Plaintiffs, v. Charleston County School District, Kevin Clayton, Axxis Consulting Company, and Jones Street Publishers, LLC, Defendants, And Eugene H. Walpole, Plaintiff, v. Charleston County School District, Kevin Clayton, Axxis Consulting Company, and Jones Street Publishers, LLC, Defendants, Of Whom Eugene H. Walpole, Amy Garrard and Lee Garrard, Guardians Ad Litem for R.C.G., A Minor; and Dean Frailey and Kathryn Frailey, Guardians Ad Litem for C.F., A Minor, Richard Nelson and Cheryl Nelson, Guardians Ad Litem for D.G.N., A Minor; Adam Olsen Ackerman; and A.E.P., III, are the Petitioners. And Of Whom Jones Street Publishers, LLC is the Respondent.

John E. Parker and John Elliott Parker, Jr., both of Parker Law Group, LLP; and William Franklin Barnes, III, of Barnes Law Firm, LLC, both of Hampton, for Petitioners. Wallace K. Lightsey and Meliah Bowers Jefferson, of Wyche, PA, of Greenville, for Respond

11:00 a.m.    
2019-000968   Brad J. Walbeck and Lea Ann Adkins, Both Individually and Derivatively on Behalf of The I'On Assembly, Inc.; I'On Assembly, Inc., Petitioners-Respondents, v. The I'On Company, LLC; The I'On Club, LLC; The I'On Group, LLC f/k/a Civitas, LLC; and I'On Realty, LLC, Respondents-Petitioners.

Justin O'Toole Lucey, Joshua Fletcher Evans and Dabny Lynn, of Justice O'Toole Lucey, PA, of Mount Pleasant, for Petitioners-Respondents. Brian C. Duffy, Julie Lauren Moore and Patrick Coleman Wooten, of Duffy & Young, LLC, of Charleston, for Respondents-Petitioners.

 

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Supreme Court Courtroom

11:30 AM

2022-001280   Freddie Eugene Owens, Brad Keith Sigmon, Gary DuBose Terry, and Richard Bernard Moore, Respondents-Appellants, v. Bryan P. Stirling, in his official capacity as the Director of the South Carolina Department of Corrections, South Carolina Department of Corrections, and Henry McMaster, in his official capacity as Governor of the State of South Carolina, Appellants-Respondents.

Chief Legal Counsel Thomas Ashley Limehouse, Jr., Senior Legal Counsel William Grayson Lambert, and Deputy Legal Counsel Erica Wells Shedd, all of Columbia, for Appellant-Respondent Governor Henry McMaster; Daniel Clifton Plyler and Austin Tyler Reed, both of Smith Robinson, of Columbia, for Bryan P. Stirling, Director and the South Carolina Department of Corrections, Appellants-Respondents. Lindsey Sterling Vann, Emily C. Paavola, Hannah Lyon Freedman, Breedan Matthew Van Winkle and Allison Ann Franz, all of Justice 360; Elizabeth Anne Franklin-Best, of Elizabeth Franklin-Best, P.C. and John Christopher Mills, of J. Christopher Mills, LLC, all of Columbia; Joshua Snow Kendrick, of Kendrick & Leonard, P.C., of Greenville; and John H. Blume, III, of Ithaca, NY, for Respondents-Appellants.

 

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Supreme Court Courtroom

9:30 AM

2021-000622   The State, Petitioner, v. Guadalupe Guzman Morales, Respondent.

Attorney General Alan McCrory Wilson and Senior Assistant Deputy Attorney General William M. Blitch, Jr., both of Columbia, for Petitioner. Appellate Defender Kathrine Haggard Hudgins, of Columbia, for Respondent.

The Court granted the State's petition for a writ of certiorari to review the court of appeals' opinion in State v. Morales, 433 S.C. 196, 857 S.E.2d 383 (Ct. App. 2021). The Court will decide whether testimony from the victim's sister was admissible at trial pursuant to Rule 404(b) of the South Carolina Rules of Evidence.

10:30 AM

2021-000711   The State, Respondent, v. William Lee Carpenter, Petitioner. 

Attorney General Alan McCrory Wilson and Senior Assistant Deputy Attorney General William M. Blitch, Jr., both of Columbia; and Solicitor William Walter Wilkins, III, of Greenville, all for Petitioner. Fletcher N. Smith, Jr., of Law Firm of Fletcher N. Smith, Jr., LLC, of Greenville; and Elizabeth Ann Franklin-Best, of Elizabeth Franklin-Best, P.C., of Columbia, both for Respondent.

The Court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari to review the court of appeals' decision in State v. Carpenter, Op. No. 2021-UP-182 (S.C. Ct. App. filed May 19, 2021).