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Supreme Court Published Opinions - March 2017

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The summary following each opinion is prepared to offer lawyers and the public a general overview of what a particular opinion decides. The summary is not necessarily a full description of the issues discussed in an opinion.

3-15-2017 - Opinions

27692 - State v. Bash

Walter Bash was indicted for trafficking in cocaine and cocaine base. The circuit court found officers conducted an illegal search, and suppressed the drugs. The State appealed. The court of appeals reversed the circuit court's suppression order and remanded for trial. We issued a writ of certiorari to review the court of appeals' decision. We now reverse the court of appeals and reinstate the circuit court's order suppressing the evidence.

3-29-2017 - Opinions

27701 - Stone v. State

The Court affirms the PCR court's denial of post-conviction relief.

27709 - Retail Services v. SCDOR

The Court reversed the circuit court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Respondents, holding that sections 61-6-140 and -150 of the South Carolina Code are unconstitutional.