Tagged: SC Public Defender Association

Charles Grose Speaks at Public Defender Conference

On September 25, 2017, Charles Grose spoke at the 2017 Public Defender Conference in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  The topic, “Handling the Scariest Witness on Earth: The Child in CSC Cases,” was  intended to help lawyers face their fears of cross-examining children.

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“Stopping the Runaway Train—Getting Control of Child Sex Abuse Cases.”

On September 22, 2014, Charles Grose spoke at the 2014 South Carolina Public Defender Association Conference in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  His presentation focused on the rules and procedures for try child sex abuse cases in South Carolina.  

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Open Letter to Politicians Attacking Criminal Defense Lawyers

The Republican Governor’s Association has launched an attack ad against South Carolina Democratic Party candidate for Governor, state Senator Vincent Sheheen.  The ad can be viewed by clicking the link to this news story.  Not only is this political ad designed to stir emotions, it is also misleading and fails to recognize the vital role […]

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Supreme Court Watch: 2013 Year in Review

2013 was a major year in criminal law for the South Carolina Supreme Court. Interviews in Child Sexual Abuse Cases – In January 2013, our Supreme Court decided State v. Kromah, hopefully putting to rest prosecution attempts to improperly bolster child witnesses in criminal sexual conduct cases.  Kromah is the most recent of numerous cases […]

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SC Supreme Court Watch: New Information on Implementing State v. Langford

On Thursday, August 22, 2013, South Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal made her annual presentation to the 2013 Judicial Conference.  In her presentation, the Chief Justice announced, “The [Supreme] Court is examining a system for differentiated case management which will set all cases on tracks or scheduling orders.”  According to the PowerPoint presentation, […]

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SC Supreme Court Watch: Charles Grose Quoted in SC Lawyers Weekly Article Regarding Implementation of State v. Langford

On July 12, 2013, South Carolina Lawyers Weekly published an article by Phillip Bantz entitled “Defense Bar Stunned to Find Docket-Control Committee Already at Work.” Charles Grose was interviewed and quoted in the article: E. Charles Grose Jr., a [Greenwood] defense lawyer who argued on behalf of the Public Defender Association in Langford, said he […]

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SC Supreme Court Watch: More News Regarding the Implementation of State v. Langford

There are new developments in the state constitutional crisis surrounding the implementation of State v. Langford, the landmark case that ended Solicitor Docket Control in South Carolina.  On July 20, 2013, the Orangeburg Times & Democrat published an article entitled “Defense Attorneys Want a Role in Court Planning.”  This article followed a press release from […]

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Constitutional Crisis: General Sessions Court Docket Management

In State v. Langford, decided on November 21, 2012, the South Carolina Supreme Court recognized control of the docket to be a “matter of significant public interest.”  The Court “agree[d] with the Public Defender Association,” appearing as amicus curie  (“friend of the court”), that solicitor docket control “violates the separation of powers [contained in S.C. […]

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