Courts in South Carolina
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The state court system in South Carolina includes a Probate Court and Municipal Court, as well as a Family Court and South Carolina Magistrate's Court. South Carolina's main trial courts are its Civil Courts, which hear many types of cases including those relating to torts, real property disputes, misdemeanors, felonies. If you're appealing a criminal or civil decision in a lower court in South Carolina, this will also be heard in its Circuit Courts. South Carolina's Court of Appeals hears appeals of Circuit Court decisions, and the South Carolina Supreme Court is the state's 'court of last resort.' Many South Carolina counties provide online access to South Carolina court records through their Public Access databases. A list of participating counties and their databases can be found on the South Carolina Judicial Department's website at http://www.judicial.state.sc.us/caseSearch/. If you're trying to pay a traffic ticket in South Carolina, you can also do that on this website. If you're seeking copies of South Carolina court documents, you should contact the Clerk of Court's in the appropriate county. A list of South Carolina Clerk of Courts contact information can be found at http://www.judicial.state.sc.us/clerksCourt/alphaList.cfm.
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28, Nov 2014 - South Carolina Must Allow Gay Marriage: Court
A federal court has rejected South Carolina’s bid to temporarily delay gay marriages there, a move that could allow gay couples to wed on Thursday.
28, Nov 2014 - Sumter, SC Friendship 9 to return to court, 53 years later
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Nearly 54 years after they went to jail for sitting at a whites-only lunch counter in Rock Hill, the Friendship Nine are returning to court to get their records cleared. Children's author Kimberly Johnson of York, South Carolina, is proud she helped make that ...
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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA IN THE COUNTY OF CHARLESTON FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO.: 2014-DR-10-3084 SUMMONS LONNIE WILLIAMS, and KHADIJAH WILLIAMS, Plaintiffs, vs. CONNIE CARROLL, and KATHY BROWN, and Tammairrah, a minor child under the age of nine (9) years, Defendant.
28, Nov 2014 - Rural South Carolina school districts remain very poor after 2 decades
In the 21 years it took for poor, rural school districts to fight the state government in court for more adequate funding, South Carolina saw five governors, four education superintendents… Click to Continue »
28, Nov 2014 - Atheist Suit Against SC School for Hosting Graduation in Christian Chapel to Be Reheard in District
A lawsuit accusing a South Carolina public elementary school of proselytizing Christianity by hosting its fifth grade graduation ceremonies in a Christian chapel and encouraging student speakers to include prayer in graduation speeches, will be reheard in U.S. District Court after an appeals court remanded an earlier district court ruling that sided with the school district.
28, Nov 2014 - Columbia, SC For same-sex marriage in SC, it's all down to the Fourth Circuit Court
Both sides in the fight over same-sex marriage in South Carolina are waiting for a response from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
28, Nov 2014 - Sumter, SC SC prison system to offer video visits
South Carolina's prison system will soon allow inmates to conduct video visits with family members, in hopes of cutting down on repeat offenders
28, Nov 2014 - Appeals court denies stay against same-sex marriage in SC
The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson and denied his request for an emergency stay on a court ruling last week that ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.
28, Nov 2014 - Greenville, SC S.C. prosecutors say state funding shortage puts criminal cases, public at risk
A shortage of prosecutors has left South Carolina struggling to keep up with thousands of cases awaiting trial, delaying justice for victims and increasing the risk suspects will commit additional crimes while free on bail, according to area solicitors.
28, Nov 2014 - Sumter, SC Ex-DHHS employee sentenced in SC data breach
A former employee at South Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services has been sentenced to three years probation in connection with a breach of data from the agency.
28, Nov 2014 - Appeals court lets gay marriage go ahead in South Carolina
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C (Reuters) - Same-sex weddings could happen in South Carolina as soon as Thursday after the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined on Tuesday to block a district court ruling that struck down South Carolina's gay marriage ban. The move, which paves the way for South Carolina to become the 34th U.S. state to permit gay marriage unless the U.S. Supreme Court ...
27, Nov 2014 - Charleston, SC Shamed - Court Rules S.C. Must Help Poor Rural Schools
On Nov. 12, the South Carolina Supreme Court handed down a ruling more than two decades in the making.
27, Nov 2014 - Judge lets SC same-sex marriage lawsuit proceed
A federal judge says the primary challenge to South Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage may proceed.
27, Nov 2014 - Couple asks that gay marriages proceed in SC
Attorneys for a same-sex couple from Charleston have asked a federal appeals court to allow such marriages to proceed in South Carolina.
27, Nov 2014 - Election for Bobby Harrell's seat postponed; Democrats ask court to overturn decision
COLUMBIA - South Carolina election officials boosted Republicans' chances of hanging onto former Speaker Bobby Harrell's old seat, but Democrats wasted no time in asking the state's highest court to reverse the decision.
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