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Judge won't revisit SC inmate mental health ruling

...bars, saying he stood by his decision in favor of inmates who sued nearly a decade ago.During a hearing on Friday, Circuit Judge Michael Baxley said that he disagreed with the Department of Corrections' arguments that his ruling didn't address...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-28/judge-wont-revisit-sc-in
SC justices: No casino allowed on Catawba land

...the 2,800-member tribe can offer the same games at a reservation gambling hall.The tribe had been appealing a circuit judge's 2012 ruling that, not only does the law that allows cruise ships not give the Catawbas the right to gamble, but...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-02/sc-justices-no-casino-allowed
South Carolina high court overturns Aiken conviction

...kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct in 2002. Last week, the South Carolina Supreme Court agreed with 2nd Judicial Circuit Judge Doyet "Jack" Early, who had awarded post-conviction relief to Walker in 2012. Justices also granted Walker a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-03-24/south-carolina-high-co
SC judge mulling House Speaker Bobby Harrell's investigation request

...citing what they characterize as inappropriate and threatening behavior in a conversation over the pending bill.Circuit Judge Casey Manning said he would likely rule on that request next week.Harrell chief of staff Brad Wright testified that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-21/sc-judge-mulling-house-speake
Tribe says S.C. law allows reservation gambling

...gambling is banned elsewhere within the state's borders.The 2,800-member Catawba Indian Nation is appealing a circuit judge's 2012 ruling that not only does the law not give the Catawbas the right to gamble but that the tribe gave up that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-01-22/tribe-says-sc-law-allows-reservatio
SC appeals inmate case, tries mental health fixes

...sticking with their decision to appeal ? while continuing to work on ways to improve conditions.Earlier this month, Circuit Judge Michael Baxley sided with a group of mentally ill inmates who sued the agency in 2005 over alleged constitutional violations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-01-19/sc-appeals-inmate-case-tries-
Incorrect change

...including female hormone treatments, laser hair removal and psychotherapy.We wholeheartedly agree with the dissenting circuit judge in the 2-1 decision that failure to provide the surgery did not rise to the level of cruel and unusual punishment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-01-23/incorrect-change
South Carolina Supreme Court to rule on public autopsy reports

...from another source, and it contradicted several things that investigators had told the public after the shooting.Circuit Judge Clifton Newman, in a decision in July 2012, sided with Bullock, saying he was not required under the Freedom of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-01/south-carolina-supreme-court-
Across South Carolina

...mentally ill inmates and needs systemic change to fix the problem, a judge ruled Wednesday.In his 45-page ruling, Circuit Judge Michael Baxley gave the state Department of Corrections six months to formulate a plan on how to deal with better serving...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-01-08/across-south-carolina
New court aims to help veterans

...veterans being arrested who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and other battle-specific problems, Towaliga Circuit Judge William Fears said.In the years the court has been in operation, Fears said it has become clear some veterans were...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-10-27/new-court-aims-help-veterans