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Citadel News Service
4 Oct 2005

South Carolina Court of Appeals convenes on campus

The honor courtroom on the third floor of Mark Clark Hall will be the venue for the South Carolina Court of Appeals for three days this week as the three-judge panel moves its hearings to Charleston. The court will convene on Tuesday afternoon to hear oral arguments in 11 cases beginning at 2:45 p.m.

The court will also will also receive 16 cases without oral arguments during its hearings.

The three-judge panel includes Judge Clarence Tolbert Goolsby, Jr.; Judge Donald W. Beatty and Judge Paul E. Short, Jr.

All sessions are open to the general public and will give Citadel cadets a chance to observe legal proceedings first-hand. Cadets will serve as bailiffs and a special invitation has been extended to members of the Honor Committee and The Citadel Inn of Court to hear the proceedings. Students from the College of Charleston and the Charleston School of Law have also been invited to attend the hearings.

The campus visit will be a return to familiar ground for two of the judges. Judge Goolsby, a member of the Class of 1959, attended The Citadel as a veteran student after serving in the U.S. Army. Judge Short is a member of the Class of 1968.

A roster of the cases to be heard between now and Thursday can be found on the South Carolina Court of Appeals website.

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