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Volume 70, Issue 3 (Forthcoming)

Exploring Legal and Policy Responses to Opioids: America’s Worst Public Health Emergency

By: James G. Hodge, Jr., Chelsea L. Gulinson, Leila F.S. Barraza, Walter G. Johnson, Drew Hensley & Haley R. Augur

A Prescription for Disaster: How Local Governments’ Abuse of Public Nuisance Claims Wrongly Elevates Courts and Litigants Into a Policy Making Role and Subverts the Equitable Administration of Justice

By: The Honorable Luther J. Strange, III

The Current State of Opioid Litigation

By: Richard C. Ausness

The Opioid Crisis and the Federal Death Penalty

By: J. Richard Broughton

The Opioid Litigation Unicorn

By: Nicolas P. Terry

Washington, D.C.’S Heroin Epidemic of the 1970s and Today’s Opioid Crisis: A Comparative History of Government Policy Responses

By: Brian G. Gilmore

Drug-Induced Homicide: Challenges and Strategies in Criminal Defense

By: Valena E. Beety, Alex Kreit, Anne Boustead, Jeremiah Goulka, & Leo Beletsky

Opioid Crisis and the Law: An Examination of Efforts Made in Criminal Defense

By: Jennifer L. Brinkley

State Benchmark Plan Coverage of Opioid Use Disorder Treatments and Services: Trends and Limitations

By: Stacey A. Tovino

All Hands On Deck: The Case for Incorporating Medically-Assisted Treatment Into the Criminal Justice System in South Carolina

By: Joseph Y. Shenkar

Utilizing Pharmacists and Education Services to Promote Proper Use of Opioids Across South Carolina

By: Kayce M. Shealy, Erika E. Tillery, Cheryl A. Anderson, Katelyn L. Cheek

Articles dedicated to our 2019 Symposium: The Opioid Crisis and the Practice of Law

Weekly Fourth Circuit Summaries


Week 15

McCafferey v. Chapman (Quattlebaum 4/9/2019): The Fourth Circuit held that under the Elrod-Branti exception, a Sheriff’s decision not to re-appoint a Sheriff’s Deputy did not violate the Sheriff’s Deputy’s First Amendment right to freedom of political association. . . .


Va. Dep’t of Corr. v. Jordan (Richardson 4/11/2019): The Fourth Circuit, in an opinion written by Judge Julius Richardson, held that the Plaintiffs in this case failed to show a further need for discovery that outweighed the burdens that discovery would impose on a non-party to the suit. . . .


Week 14

United States v. Riley (Traxler 4/3/2019): The Fourth Circuit held that supervised release revocation proceedings are not criminal proceedings for constitutional purposes. . . .


Bowling v. Director (Thacker 4/2/2019): The Fourth Circuit held that juvenile-specific parole considerations are not required by the Eighth Amendment for juvenile offenders sentenced to life with parole. . . .

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Creston Brown, Editor in Chief, S.C. L. Rev Vol 70