Tagged: Separation of Powers

SC Supreme Court Watch: Update on Implementation of State v. Langford

New concerns arose today about the implementation of State v. Langford, the landmark case that ended solicitor docket control in South Carolina. These concerns center around whether the Judiciary’s historical deference to Solicitors will actually end. On June 12, 2013, a blog post entitled “Constitutional Crisis: General Sessions Court Docket Management” pointed out that “over […]

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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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