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...agency's case file, which cannot be released because the case is in court.South Carolina Press Association lawyer Jay Bender said it looked like SLED was giving preferential treatment to the powerful Republican.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-01/across-region
SC treasurer candidate calls television commercials hypocritical

...spends its private dollars to market the program is confidential."That's just an absurd notion," media attorney Jay Bender said about the explanation.Future Scholars TV ads featuring Loftis have run since at least last fall, including on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-05-06/sc-treasurer-candidate-calls-televi
SC judge mulling House Speaker Bobby Harrell's investigation request

...one that occurred Friday should be open to the public. The judge said he agreed with an argument from media attorney Jay Bender, who said only matters presented directly to the State Grand Jury need to be secret, not hearings over how the case...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-21/sc-judge-mulling-house-speake
South Carolina Supreme Court to rule on public autopsy reports

...that releasing the report would violate medical privacy laws. At the time, South Carolina Press Association Attorney Jay Bender called Bullock's claim of being a health care provider "absurd" since coroners only treat dead people.The newspaper...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-01/south-carolina-supreme-court-
S.C. official won't release details of wrongdoing by ex-Abbeville County sheriff

...don't get a say in that," said Mark Powell, a spokesman for the attorney general's office.First Amendment lawyer Jay Bender said he disagrees with the attorney general's office's position. Bender said he has spoken to lawyers at the agency...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-02-11/sc-official-wont-release-details-wr
Judge's ruling that autopsy reports aren't public records in SC renews privacy debate

...it is allowed to stand, yet another type of work conducted with public money will remain secret from taxpayers, said Jay Bender, the attorney representing the newspaper."Who provides oversight in these cases where there are deaths caused by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-07-22/judges-ruling-autopsy-reports
SC newspaper appeals secret autopsy ruling

...sense' in that they are not prepared in connection with a course of treatment of an injury or an illness," attorney Jay Bender wrote in his appeal for the newspaper.Bender suggests if there are concerns with keeping medical information not related...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-10-13/sc-newspaper-appeals-s
Newberry, S.C., journalist asked for sources in James Brown legal dispute

...to cancel the subpoena. Bryan Stirling, a spokesman for Wilson, said a letter was sent to Summer's attorney, Jay Bender, dropping the request on Wednesday."I believe the subpoena was issued to keep me from writing about this case...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-09-21/newberry-sc-journalist
Defendant shrugs off Edgefield official's lawsuit

...It sounds to me like this superintendent is confused about what citizens in a democracy are entitled to do," said Jay Bender, a media law professor at the University of South Carolina.He said that lawsuits from public officials such as Crenshaw...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2010-12-12/defendant-shrugs-edgefiel
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Idle budget board keeps public away

...I don't know why that should impede them. This is not some secret nuclear pact we're talking about," said Jay Bender, a Columbia lawyer and expert on the Freedom of Information Act.The panel's discussions can shape debate for years...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2011-02-20/idle-budget-board-keeps-
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