Court of Appeals rejects textualist interpretation of South Carolina’s domestic abuse statute

April 12, 2023

The April 12, 2023, Court of Appeals opinion in Taylor v. Taylor, 439 S.C. 272, 886 S.E.2d 716 (Ct.App. 2023), attempts to fill an obvious

An odd place to address pet custody

October 13, 2021

As it currently stands, South Carolina property law does not distinguish pets from livestock–or even inanimate objects. While everyone expects the South Carolina legislature to

South Carolina Supreme Court revives application of domestic abuse statute to unmarried cohabitants

November 18, 2017

On July 26, 2017 the South Carolina Supreme Court, in the case of Doe v. State, 421 S.C. 490, 808 S.E.2d 807 (2017), remedied the equal

Equal protection challenge to domestic abuse statute leaves law in chaos

August 8, 2017

N.B., as anticipated below, the Supreme Court subsequently modified its decision and revived the application of the domestic abuse statute to unmarried cohabitants.  See South Carolina