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South Carolina: after state supreme court struck down law giving prosecutors control over court's docket, legislature attempting to force issue; prosecutors "should not be restrained or controlled by another branch of government" - Gavel to Gavel
Up until a few years ago, South Carolina had a statute that granted the local prosecutors control over the criminal docket, allowing the prosecutor to set the calendar (emphasis added). The solicitors shall attend the courts of general sessions for their respective circuits. Preparation of the dockets for general sessions courts shall be exclusively vested … Continue reading South Carolina: after state supreme court struck down law giving prosecutors control over court’s docket, legislature attempting to force issue; prosecutors “should not be restrained or controlled by another branch of government”