Supreme Court seeks to level out SC criminal case wait time

December 3, 2012 

Some criminal defendants in the state of South Carolina have waited two years or more before being tried, while others are tried more quickly. The Supreme Court is seeking to end this inconsistency, saying judges — not prosecutors — will now set the dockets. In an additional ruling, each Circuit Solicitor will have until February 4 to reconcile all pending General Sessions cases.

To find out what this will mean for the 14th Circuit, check in with our story tonight or pick up a copy of tomorrow's paper.

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