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More than 1 million votes have already been cast in November’s election in South Carolina. The millionth vote — all by absentee ballot so far — was recorded sometime Wednesday, according to data from the South Carolina Election Commission. About two-thirds of the absentee ballots have been cast in person. The General Assembly allowed absentee voting for anyone without an […]

Mask Policy Enforcement

Horry County Council voted this past Tuesday to not extend the face mask ordinance that requires people to wear masks in certain places within the county jurisdiction.  The mandate now ends at the end of October. In response many other municipalities had criticism of the action.  “The county’s decision will not influence our decision regarding masks,” Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune […]

Originalism vs. Activism

Recently, Judge Amy Cone Barrett’s prepared remarks for her Senate Judiciary Committee hearing included a defining statement. She told the senators and Americans watching at home: “The policy decisions and value judgments of government must be made by the political branches elected by and accountable to the People.” This is similar to something that Justice Neil Grouch said in his own confirmation hearing a […]

Ignorance of the Law

Recently, the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was caught inside a salon without a mask in violation of city guidelines.  The city had forced salons to close in March to limit the spread of coronavirus and had only allowed their reopening with limited outdoor operations beginning this past week. In response the Speaker of the House stated: “I take responsibility for trusting […]

Voices Against Violence Virtual 5K

Goldfinch Winslow Law Firm attorney Allie Argoe, serves as a member of the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division and they are hosting a Voices Against Violence virtual 5K to benefit a South Carolina domestic violence shelter struggling to recover after a section of the building was engulfed in flames over the summer. The Laurens County Safe Home, which serves survivors in […]

RIP RBG

On September 24, 1789, the Judiciary Act of 1789 was passed by Congress and signed by President George Washington, establishing the Supreme Court of the United States as a tribunal made up of six justices who were to serve on the court until death or retirement. That day, President Washington nominated John Jay to preside as chief justice, and John Rutledge, William Cushing, John Blair, […]

The StingRay

Imagine you are in the middle of your typical day-to-day activities. Maybe you are driving, spending time with family, or working. If you are like most people, your phone is at your side on a daily basis. Little do you know that, at any time, police and law enforcement could be looking at information stored on your phone. You haven’t […]

Gov’t To Pay $850K To End Suit Over Patient’s Fatal Surgery

By Y. Peter Kang Law360 (August 18, 2020, 9:03 PM EDT) — The federal government has agreed to pay $850,000 as part of an $865,000 settlement approved Tuesday resolving a suit accusing a doctor employed by a federally funded health clinic of negligently piercing a patient’s bowel during surgery and causing a fatal infection. U.S. District Judge Donald C. Coggins […]

The Importance of Consistency

One of the most important functions of the Law is to provide a baseline for behavior within a community.  If the law is applied unequally to different situations or groups of people, it creates a perception that the law itself is not “just.”  That is why the legal system must first place ethics and morals before all other concerns.  If […]

The CDC’s Eviction Moratorium Threatens Landlords With $100,000 Fines, A Year In Jail For Noncompliance

The Trump administration has pushed forward an executive order issuing a new blanket eviction moratorium that applies to all rental properties nationwide. The order, published Tuesday, is a dramatic expansion of the now-expired eviction moratorium passed by Congress in March, and could potentially impose heavy criminal penalties on landlords for attempting to remove non-paying tenants from their properties. According to the order advanced by the Center […]

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