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Case of the Month
February 2010

Case Overview

George Jensen Aakjer, III, et al, Petitioners, v. City of Myrtle Beach and City of Myrtle Beach Municipal Court, Respondents.

Petitioners filed a petition for original jurisdiction and complaint with the South Carolina Supreme Court seeking a declaratory judgment that certain ordinances enacted by the City of Myrtle Beach in an effort to address motorcycle related issues are invalid, void and in violation of South Carolina law, and a writ of prohibition prohibiting the City, either by way of an administrative hearing tribunal or the municipal court, from adjudicating any matters related to alleged violations of the ordinances or from transferring jurisdiction over the alleged offenses to the municipal court.  The petition for original jurisdiction was granted and the matter was consolidated, for purposes of oral argument, with the case of BOOST a/k/a Business Owners Organized to Save Tourism and Bart Viers.  Petitioners have now filed a brief in which they challenge only the helmet ordinance and its enforcement.  Oral argument on the issues is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 3, 2010.1

1 Oral argument in the BOOST case is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. the same day.

Case Briefs

Petitioner's Final Brief
Petitioner's Final Reply Brief


Respondent's Final Brief

Oral Arguments

View Oral Arguments -Part 1
(44:30 minutes playing time)

View Oral Arguments -Part 2
(36:52 minutes playing time)