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8:52 am on Wednesday March 13, 2013

Columbia breathalyzer 'blow hard' ruling could be boon to DUI defendants

A Columbia municipal judge has ruled that a DUI test may have been invalid after an officer told a defendant to "blow hard" into a breathalyzer, an action that could have skewed the results. Thought the ruling doesn't apply outside of the capital...
4:49 am on Wednesday March 13, 2013

Columbia breathalyzer 'blow hard' ruling could be boon to DUI defendants

Image by Flickr user Jory A Columbia municipal judge has ruled that a DUI test may have been invalid after an officer told a defendant to "blow hard" into a breathalyzer, an action that could have skewed the results. Thought the ruling doesn't apply...
6:03 am on Thursday October 11, 2012

Think your email inbox is private? Not according to the SC Supreme Court

Flickr User: Julio Martinez Violation of one's privacy isn't really a tricky subject. If it is password-protected and you don't have permission to be viewing their computer/email/messages then that's morally wrong, but in South Carolina it seems...
6:20 am on Wednesday June 13, 2012

14 local candidates bumped for tardy 'economic interest' fillings (Update: Election results)

Image by TheDigitelUpdate June 13: The votes are in and Live 5 News is where you'll find all of the election results. Update June 11: A panel of federal judges has said it won't intervene over the ballot bumping. You can check out The Associated...
5:33 am on Monday June 11, 2012

Primary candidates statewide get the boot for tardy 'economic interest' fillings (Update: 35 more)

TheDigitel Update June 10, 2012: Election officials have bumped 35 more candidates from from the June 12th primaries ballot for failure to submit paperwork properly. I'll point you over to News 2 Charleston for the update. Update May 10, 2012: For...
2:15 am on Thursday May 10, 2012

Primary candidates statewide get the boot for tardy 'economic interest' fillings (Updated)

TheDigitel Update May 10: For the 180 bumped candidates and their supporters there was hope of reinstatement by way of a Statehouse bill, but that was killed by Senators on Wednesday. The last chance of these candidates to get on the ballot will...
4:55 am on Tuesday February 21, 2012

Crackdown on 'sweepstakes' electronic gaming thwarted (Update: SLED to take lead)

Flickr user charliereece Update, February 21, 2012: The sweepstakes issue has gained enough traction that municipalties and counties are turning to SLED and the Attorney General to sort things out. This comes to us from a new WPDE report by Joel...
1:11 am on Wednesday February 15, 2012

Crackdown on 'sweepstakes' electronic gaming thwarted (Update: Illegal in Beaufort)

Image by Flickr user charliereece Update: Six months on and "sweepstakes" are still firmly with South Carolina. Update February 15: A Beaufort County magistrate ruled that a Bluffton operation was gambling and thus illegal. Update January 28: A...
1:18 am on Wednesday February 1, 2012

Crackdown on 'sweepstakes' electronic gaming thwarted (Update: Regrouping)

Flickr user charliereece Update February 1: On the heels of our last update, The State has joined into the fray, offering up more insight into how law enforcement has been set back by the shifting grey laws around 'sweepstakes' gaming. Instead of an...
8:40 am on Tuesday February 2, 2010

New ruling will protect up to 400,000 of Lowcountry wetlands

Image by Flickr user striderp64Conservations across the state are thrilled with the S.C. Supreme Court's decision to overturn a 2008 lower-court verdict declaring state rules protecting freshwater wetlands along the coast invalid. Isolated wetlands...

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