Latest South Carolina Supreme Court News

Judge again denies bond for prominent attorney Alex Murdaugh

Nov. 10, 2021 17:45 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A prominent South Carolina attorney whose wife and son were found shot to death at the home where the family's housekeeper also died will likely remain in jail for many months now that a judge has again denied bond pending his insurance fraud trial. ...

Man's death penalty appeal may turn on photos of 5 dead kids

Nov. 09, 2021 13:12 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Supreme Court justices on Tuesday questioned whether a prosecutor offered to show photos of five dead children to a jury to unfairly upset them so they would sentence the children's father to death. The photos of the children were...

Suit aims to reclaim money from the government for taxpayers

Oct. 22, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A lawsuit seeks to get $300 million for taxpayers in a South Carolina county after the county council voted against returning fees scrapped by the state supreme court. The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled in June that the Greenville County...