Every SC Case on Evidence from 2020

Updated: Jan 23

Hopefully I didn’t miss any this year, but here is a list of every case from the South Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals dealing with the rules of evidence from 2020. Each case also has a brief blog post describing the evidentiary issue.


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S.C. Supreme Court

State v. Reyes

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/competency-vs-credibility

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/how-should-judge-rule-on-evidence-in-front-of-jury-in-a-most-formal-way

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/scre-601-competency-hearings

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/the-state-bolstering-first-person-questions

State v. Prather

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/s-c-supreme-court-case-expert-testimony-confrontation-clause-hearsay

State v. Simmons

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/intent-of-the-question-opening-the-door-designed-to-elicit-or-answer-was-gratuitously-given

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/open-door-doctrine-response-must-be-proportional

State v. Durant

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/another-404-b-case

State v. Perry

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/rule-404-b-common-scheme-or-plan-logical-connection-test-not-similarity-test

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/state-v-wallace-takes-its-final-blow

State v. Cotton

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/one-more-404-b-case

State v. Williams

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/an-example-of-why-the-application-of-the-rules-of-evidence-is-difficult

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/follow-up-opening-the-door-and-proportionality

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/rule-403-probative-value-and-unfair-prejudice

Ethier v. Fairfield

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/juror-misconduct-and-rule-of-evidence-606

State v. Phillips

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/scre-702-daubert-council-hearing

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/is-the-evidence-probative-under-403-consider-this-question

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/scre-403-unfair-prejudice-is-separate-analysis-from-confusion-and-misleading

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/what-is-unfair-prejudice-under-403

SC Human Affairs Commission v. Yang

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/scre-408-offers-to-compromise

Builders Mutual Insurance Company

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/scre-411-liability-insurance

State v. Washington

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/prior-inconsistent-statement-613-801-are-intertwined

Sanders v. SCDMV

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/hearsay-scre-701-and-statutory-interpretation


S.C. Court of Appeals

State v. Heyward

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/identification-and-hearsay

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/scre-401-relevance-a-low-bar-but-still-has-to-be-cleared

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/admissibility-of-autopsy-photos-scre-403

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/using-an-alias-on-an-indictment-and-other-surplusage-on-an-indictment

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/authenticating-fingerprints-scre-901

State v. Washington

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/police-interviews-and-hearsay

Whitesell v. Whitesell

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/cross-and-re-cross-are-in-the-discretion-of-the-trial-judge

State v. Hopkins

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/all-evidence-is-meant-to-be-prejudicial-it-is-only-unfair-prejudice-which-must-be-avoided

State v. Gibbs

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/expert-opinion-and-lay-opinion-is-still-a-fine-line

Turner v. Thomas

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/facebook-post-can-be-state-of-mind

State v. Franks

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/is-the-scientific-expert-evidence-reliable

State v. Bell

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/why-prior-bad-acts-propensity-is-usually-not-allowed-in-scre-404

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/no-distinction-between-prior-bad-acts-and-beliefs-of-prior-bad-acts

State v. Tallent

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/more-definitions-of-unfair-prejudice-under-403

State v. Adams

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/out-of-court-statements-in-csc-cases

State v. Walker

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/remember-to-preserve-your-objection-under-scre-103

Turner v. Medical University of South Carolina

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/best-evidence-rule-when-does-it-apply

State v. Warner

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/expert-testimony-and-csli-rule-702-and-cell-site-location-information

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/cross-referencing-the-rules-of-evidence

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/rule-1006-summaries-an-exception-to-the-best-evidence-rule-scre-1002

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/neil-v-biggers-pretrial-identification-procedure

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/south-carolina-and-the-daubert-standard-extraordinary-similar

Carter v. Bryant

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/unhelpfulness-and-expert-opinions

https://www.everydayevidence.org/post/expert-testimony-on-law