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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, November 13, 2017

"Thousands of arrest warrants reviewed, following memo from S.C. Supreme Court judge"

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.

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