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September 2016



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.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Supreme Court Courtroom

09:30 a.m.           (Time Limits: 15-15-5)
2015-001278    The State, Petitioner/Respondent, v. Raheem D. King, Respondent/Petitioner.

Attorney General Alan Wilson and Senior Assistant Deputy Attorney General Deborah R.J. Shupe, both of Columbia and Solicitor Scarlett A. Wilson, of Charleston, for Petitioner/Respondent. Chief Appellate Defender Robert M. Dudek, of Columbia, for Respondent/Petitioner.

The Court granted the parties' petitions for a writ of certiorari to review the Court of Appeals' decision in State v. King, 412 S.C. 403, 772 S.E.2d 189 (Ct. App. 2015), wherein the Court of Appeals reversed and remanded Raheem D. King's conviction for attempted murder but affirmed his convictions for armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

10:00 a.m.           (Time Limits: 10-10-5)
2015-001368    James W. Trexler, Petitioner, v. The Associated Press, Barrington Broadcasting South Carolina Corp., Raycom TV Broadcasting, Inc., The Spartanburg Herald Journal, Inc. and the Pacific & Southern Co., Inc., Respondents.

William H. Johnson, of Law Offices of William H. Johnson, LLC, of Manning, W. Westbrook Wills, III, of Folly Beach and Matthew D. Hamrick, of Charleston, for Petitioner. Jay Bender, of Baker, Ravenel & Bender, LLP, of Columbia, for Respondents.

The Court reviews the court of appeals' decision in Trexler v. The Associated Press, Op. No. 2015-UP-201 (S.C. Ct. App. filed Apr. 15, 2015).

10:30 a.m.           (Time Limits: 15-15-5)
2015-001582    The State, Respondent, v. Walter M. Bash, Petitioner.

Appellate Defender Susan Barber Hackett, of Columbia, for Petitioner. Attorney General Alan McCrory Wilson and Assistant Attorney General Mark Reynolds Farthing, both of Columbia and Solicitor Scarlett A. Wilson, of Charleston, for Respondent.

This Court granted Walter M. Bash's petition for certiorari to review the court of appeals' decision in State v. Bash, 4132 S.C. 420, 772 S.E.d 537 (Ct. App. 2015). The court of appeals reversed the circuit court's decision to suppress evidence related to charges against Bash for trafficking in cocaine and trafficking in cocaine base.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Supreme Court Courtroom

09:30 a.m.           (Time Limits: 10-10-5)
2015-001350    Henton T. Clemmons, Jr., Employee, Petitioner, v. Lowe's Home Centers, Inc.-Harbison, Employer, and Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., Carrier, Respondents.

Preston F. McDaniel, of McDaniel Law Firm, of Columbia, for Petitioner. Kelly Fitzharris Morrow, of McAngus Goudelock & Courie, LLC, of Columbia and Helen Faith Hiser, of McAngus Goudelock & Courie, LLC, of Mount Pleasant, for Respondents.

The Court granted certiorari to review the court of appeals' decision in Clemmons v. Lowe's Home Centers, Inc., 412 S.C. 366, 772 S.E.2d 517 (Ct. App. 2015).

10:00 a.m.           (Time Limits: 10-10-5)
2015-001553    Michael Gonzales, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

Appellate Defender Susan B. Hackett, of Columbia, for Petitioner. Attorney General Alan Wilson and Assistant Attorney General Alicia A. Olive, both of Columbia, for Respondent.

The Court granted certiorari to review the PCR judge's denial of petitioner's claim for relief.

10:30 a.m.           (Time Limits: 10-10-5)
2016-000917    In the Matter of Margaret D. Fabri, Respondent.

Disciplinary Counsel Lesley M. Coggiola and Senior Assistant Disciplinary Counsel Charlie Tex Davis, Jr., both of Columbia, for the Office of Disciplinary Counsel. David Dusty Rhoades, of Charleston, for Respondent.

This is an attorney disciplinary matter.

Cases to be Submitted Without Oral Argument

Willie J. Adams, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

Appellate Defender Kathrine Haggard Hudgins, of Columbia, for Petitioner. Attorney General Alan Wilson and Senior Assistant Deputy Attorney General Johanna Catalina Valenzuela, both of Columbia, for Respondent.

Nearim Blackwell-Selim, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

Deputy Chief Appellate Defender Wanda H. Carter, of Columbia, for Petitioner. Attorney General Alan Wilson, Senior Assistant Deputy Attorney General Johanna C. Valenzuela and Nicole Bonine, all of Columbia, for Respondent.

Michael Milledge, Respondent, v. State of South Carolina, Petitioner.

Attorney General Alan Wilson and Senior Assistant Attorney General Karen Christine Ratigan, both of Columbia, for Petitioner. Appellate Defender Susan Barber Hackett, of Columbia, for Respondent.