Monday, November 13, 2017
From The Herald, via the NACDL news scan:
The chief justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court, Judge Donald Beatty, said in a September memorandum to all state summary court judges that it’s illegal to jail anyone who has neither waived their right to a lawyer nor had a lawyer in the first place.
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The ruling means a person who skips court, and is convicted, cannot be sent to jail, according to Beatty’s memorandum.