Supreme Court of South Carolina

Thu, 2017-06-15 09:30

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

09:30 a.m.    (Time Limits: 15-15-5)
2015-000718    The State, Respondent, v. Michael Vernon Beaty, Jr., Appellant.

C. Rauch Wise, of Greenwood and E. Charles Grose, of the Grose Law Firm, of Greenwood, for Appellant. Attorney General Alan Wilson, Deputy Attorney General Donald J. Zelenka and Assistant Attorney General Susannah R. Cole, all of Columbia and Solicitor David M. Stumbo, of Greenwood, for Respondent. 

The Court agreed to rehear this case following the filing of Op. No. 27693 on December 29, 2016, wherein the Court discussed the trial judge's use of certain terms in his opening remarks to the jury and the content requirements of a divided closing argument, and affirmed Beaty's conviction.

10:00 a.m.    (Time Limits: 10-10-5)
2015-001493    The State, Respondent, v. Andrew T. Looper, Petitioner.

J. Falkner Wilkes and Steve W. Sumner, both of Greenville, for Petitioner. Attorney General Alan McCrory Wilson and Assistant Attorney General Jennifer Ellis Roberts, both of Columbia, for Respondent. 

The Court reviews the court of appeals' decision in State v. Looper, 412 S.C. 363, 772 S.E.2d 516 (2015).

10:30 a.m.    (Time Limits: 10-10-5)
2017-000732    In the Matter of Michael Mark McAdams, Respondent.

Disciplinary Counsel Lesley M. Coggiola and Senior Assistant Disciplinary Counsel Charlie Tex Davis, Jr., both of Columbia, for the Office of Disciplinary Counsel. Michael Mark McAdams, of Myrtle Beach, pro se Respondent. 

This is an attorney disciplinary matter.