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Chambers Medical Technologies of S.C., Inc. v. Bryant

The court remands the question whether a South Carolina statutory cap on in-state commercial incineration of infectious waste violates the U.S. Constitution's Commerce Clause for further proceedings on whether the state legislature...

South Carolina ex rel. Campbell v. O'Leary

The court preliminarily enjoins the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) from importing 409 spent nuclear fuel assemblies for storage at the Savannah River site in South Carolina until the court resolves on the merits South Carolina's claim...

Chambers Medical Technologies of S.C., Inc. v. Jarrett

The court holds that several provisions of the South Carolina Infectious Waste Management Act addressing the costs and hauling of particular wastes violate the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The court first holds that the...

Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council

On remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, the South Carolina Supreme Court directs the trial court to make specific findings of damages, commencing with the date of enactment of the 1988 state Beachfront Management Act through the date of...

Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council

The Court rules that a South Carolina beachfront regulation that prohibits construction seaward of a setback line cannot be sustained without paying just compensation for a developer's lost use of two vacant beachfront lots. The...

Shockley v. Hoechst Celanese Corp.

The court upholds the jury conviction of a chemical manufacturer and a chemical reclamation operator for common-law violations stemming from damage to groundwater under adjacent landowners' property, and denies the defendants' post-...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Watkins

The court holds that the district court erred in holding that environmental groups lack standing in their Federal Water Pollution Control Act citizen suit challenging the Department of Energy's (DOE's) proposed reopening of a nuclear...

Northeast Sanitary Landfill, Inc. v. South Carolina Dep't of Health & Envtl. Control

The court holds that South Carolina regulations and a permit condition prohibiting a landfill from receiving nonhazardous waste generated outside a seven-county region unconstitutionally burden interstate commerce. The regulations...

Beard v. South Carolina Coastal Council

The court holds that the permit administrator and South Carolina Coastal Council's denial of an application to build a new bulkhead on beachfront property in violation of the state Coastal Zone Management Act does not constitute an...