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Warrantless Searches Based on Outstanding Warrants Permitted

Date: September 14, 2016

In a recent 5-3 decision, Utah v. Strieff, the United States Supreme Court ruled that police can seize evidence from an unconstitutional search so long as the person has an outstanding arrest warrant. The High Court ruled that even if police violate the Constitution by stopping...

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Juveniles Convicted and Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

Date: February 2, 2016

Montgomery v. Louisiana For the second time in 4 years, the United States Supreme Court handed down a major ruling in an Eighth Amendment juvenile sentencing case with its decision in Montgomery v. Louisiana (2016). Miller v. Alabama In 2012, the Court ruled in Miller v....

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Phone App That Assists Drunk Drivers Launches in SC

Date: November 23, 2015

COLUMBIA, SC (WLTX)- It’s called Duey Dialer, and it’s here in the Midlands. The app is available for free download in eight states, including South Carolina. But it’s stirring up controversy because of its target audience: drunk drivers. You download the app, and if you’re...

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Spurrier defends Brown for arrest over summer in charge that was dropped

Date: November 23, 2015

Thursday, Jan. 07, 2010 By JOE PERSON – jperson@thestate.com USC senior receiver and team captain Moe Brown was arrested on a gun charge after being stopped for speeding near campus in June, but his attorney said the charge was dropped a month later. Brown, who...

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South Carolina’s starting safety Emmanuel Cook arrested on gun charge

Date: November 23, 2015

August 24, 2007 Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina safety Emanuel Cook was arrested on a gun charge and suspended from the university Friday, making him ineligible to play for the Gamecocks. The 19-year-old player was charged with unlawful possession of a pistol, according...

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