SC prosecutors decry justice comments

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 10:26 AM
Last updated 7:09 PM
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CHARLESTON, S.C. — Thirteen South Carolina prosecutors want one of the state’s Supreme Court justices barred from considering their cases because of comments he made at a recent conference.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the solicitors say Justice Don Beatty showed an anti-prosecutor bias when he said in September the high court would not turn a blind eye to unethical conduct like witness tampering or evidence suppression.

The solicitors want Attorney General Alan Wilson’s help in getting Beatty removed from their cases. Wilson has told prosecutors he is researching the issue.

State Sen. Larry Martin chairs the Judiciary Committee. The Pickens Republican says he asked three prosecutors to send him independent accounts of what was said at the conference and he sent the information to Chief Justice Jean Toal.

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nocnoc
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nocnoc 12/03/13 - 12:38 pm
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What has the DA's and/or Lawyers worried?

"Justice Don Beatty ... said in September the high court would not turn a blind eye to unethical conduct like witness tampering or evidence suppression."

Why does such a statement worry anyone upholding the law?

Lady justice maybe blind, but the scales of justice require all the facts be presented and honestly last time I checked.

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Little Lamb 12/03/13 - 02:28 pm
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Bit Dawg Barks

Yep, NocNoc. It looks like a lot of SC prosecutors are heavily into evidence suppression.

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rmwhitley 12/03/13 - 05:00 pm
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are the ONLY supressors of evidence and also guilty of evidence tampering. Just look at the naacp.

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Riverman1 12/04/13 - 04:02 am
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You Mean We Can't Do That Anymore?

I suppose he would really be in trouble if he had said he would be fair.

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willie Lee 12/04/13 - 06:12 am
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About Time!
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In general, the South Carolina Solicitors are the most corrupt in America, yes Virginia, even worse than Georgia. All the comments by Beatty hit home so the only recourse is to scream and holler.

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realitycheck09 12/04/13 - 03:11 pm
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How dare he...

...not let prosecutors get away with committing ethical violations!

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