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South Carolina Supreme Court Historical Society Podcast

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Join the Historical Society and the SC Bar Foundation as we share the stories of South Carolina’s legendary lawyers and judges through our oral history program. We have had the distinct pleasure of recording hundreds of our hours of interviews and conversations detailing early life experiences that encouraged individuals to seek a legal education, epic legal battles, and reflections on landmark cases from attorneys who litigated, judges who presided, and the fortunate lawyers who found a seat in crowded courthouses. In addition to these milestones, we’ve had the rare ability to capture history you’ve likely never heard from invitations to join singing groups, friendships formed through the civil rights moment, and so much more. Subscribe now.

Join the Historical Society and the SC Bar Foundation as we share the stories of South Carolina’s legendary lawyers and judges through our oral history program. We have had the distinct pleasure of recording hundreds of our hours of interviews and conversations detailing early life experiences that encouraged individuals to seek a legal education, epic legal battles, and reflections on landmark cases from attorneys who litigated, judges who presided, and the fortunate lawyers who found a seat in crowded courthouses. In addition to these milestones, we’ve had the rare ability to capture history you’ve likely never heard from invitations to join singing groups, friendships formed through the civil rights moment, and so much more. Subscribe now.

Location:

United States

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Join the Historical Society and the SC Bar Foundation as we share the stories of South Carolina’s legendary lawyers and judges through our oral history program. We have had the distinct pleasure of recording hundreds of our hours of interviews and conversations detailing early life experiences that encouraged individuals to seek a legal education, epic legal battles, and reflections on landmark cases from attorneys who litigated, judges who presided, and the fortunate lawyers who found a seat in crowded courthouses. In addition to these milestones, we’ve had the rare ability to capture history you’ve likely never heard from invitations to join singing groups, friendships formed through the civil rights moment, and so much more. Subscribe now.

Language:

English

Contact:

843-227-2231


Episodes

Judge Patrick Michael Duffy Part 1

2/25/2021
An oral history of Judge Patrick Michael Duffy, conducted by Donald M. Williams. Support the show (https://scbarfoundation.org/)

Duration:00:16:11

Judge Patrick Michael Duffy Part 2

2/25/2021
An oral history of Judge Patrick Michael Duffy, conducted by Donald M. Williams. Support the show (https://scbarfoundation.org/)

Duration:01:03:57

Judge Patrick Michael Duffy Part 3

2/25/2021
An oral history of Judge Patrick Michael Duffy, conducted by Donald M. Williams. Support the show (https://scbarfoundation.org/)

Duration:01:06:20

Judge Patrick Michael Duffy Part 4

2/25/2021
An oral history of Judge Patrick Michael Duffy, conducted by Donald M. Williams. Support the show (https://scbarfoundation.org/)

Duration:00:55:44

Part 3: Integration & Morris’s Leadership and Service to the Legal Profession

12/16/2020
In this episode, Rosen shares his involvement in the peaceful handling of the integration of the Charleston Municipal Golf Course—the first public place to be integrated in the State. Additionally, he discusses his role as the South Carolina Bar President and as a Bar Examiner. Support the show (https://scbarfoundation.org/)

Duration:00:30:10

Morris Rosen Part 2: One of Charleston’s Most Distinguished, Hardworking Lawyers

12/9/2020
In this episode, Rosen discusses the development of matrimonial law in South Carolina and Charleston politics. Additionally, he shares his involvement in the civil rights movement through his role as Charleston’s chief legal officer and litigating cases with Matthew Perry as opposing counsel. Support the show (https://scbarfoundation.org/)

Duration:00:34:00

Morris Rosen Part 1:The Early Years

12/2/2020
In this episode, Morris Rosen discusses growing up in Charleston in the 1920s, along with attending the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina School of Law. Support the show (https://scbarfoundation.org/)

Duration:00:23:03

C. Bruce Littlejohn Part 10: Final Reflections

11/18/2020
In this episode, Chief Justice Littlejohn shares a story of almost being a juror, the history of the South Carolina Bar Association, thoughts on arbitration and mediation in retirement, and final reflections on his career. Support the show (https://scbarfoundation.org/)

Duration:00:30:33

C. Bruce Littlejohn Part 9:Mister Chief Justice

11/11/2020
In this episode, Chief Justice Littlejohn shares stories about his time as chief, starting the judicial conference, and traditions of the South Carolina Supreme Court. He also reflects on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as discusses his decision to become a published author. Support the show (https://scbarfoundation.org/)

Duration:00:31:32

C. Bruce Littlejohn Part 8: Lawyers Today & Being a Supreme Court Justice

11/4/2020
In this episode, Chief Justice Littlejohn discusses the education of lawyers today, and his election to the Supreme Court—including his race against then-circuit judge Bubba Ness. Additionally, he discusses the SC Supreme Court moving to its current location, and the increase in the number of appellate cases. Support the show (https://scbarfoundation.org/)

Duration:00:33:08

C. Bruce Littlejohn Part 7:Time on the Bench (continued)

10/28/2020
This episode continues with Chief Justice Littlejohn discussing his time on the bench, including his thoughts on capital punishment and gun control. He also shares the best parts of being on the bench, the responsibilities that come with the robe, and the changes in the profession. Support the show (https://scbarfoundation.org/)

Duration:00:22:17

C. Bruce Littlejohn Part 6: Time on the Bench

10/21/2020
In this episode, Chief Justice Littlejohn shares experiences from his time on the bench as a circuit judge. He also discusses the changes in the practice of law, including the establishment of the SC rules of civil procedure and discovery practice. Notably, he credits his decision to allow an opening statement in a 1956 case for the change in trial practice, which was quickly adopted by circuit judge Bubba Ness—and the rest is history! Support the show (https://scbarfoundation.org/)

Duration:00:29:01

C. Bruce Littlejohn Part 5: World War II & Elections

10/14/2020
This episode jumps straight into Littlejohn’s discussion of his military role during World War II at the age of 30, and a few memories from that time period. Once back in South Carolina, Littlejohn wastes no time running for the General Assembly and becomes Speaker. He also shares his decision to run to be a circuit judge. Support the show (https://scbarfoundation.org/)

Duration:00:13:08

C. Bruce Littlejohn Part 4: The Practice of Law

10/7/2020
In this episode, we learn about Chief Justice Littlejohn establishing his law office and his first case, which earned him a $5 fee. Support the show (https://scbarfoundation.org/)

Duration:00:11:06

C. Bruce Littlejohn Part 3: Littlejohn’s Roaring Twenties

9/30/2020
In this episode, we learn that Chief Justice Littlejohn made the most of twenties. At the age of twenty-two, Littlejohn was practicing law and running for the General Assembly. He also discusses women in the law, Matthew Perry, and the political powers at play. Support the show (https://scbarfoundation.org/)

Duration:00:28:14

C. Bruce Littlejohn Part 2: Wofford and University of South Carolina School of Law

9/23/2020
In this episode, Chief Justice Littlejohn discusses his time at Wofford, including his involvement in various clubs like drama and debate, along with becoming interested in politics during FDR’s campaign. Additionally, he discusses his time at the University of South Carolina School of Law. Support the show (https://scbarfoundation.org/)

Duration:00:34:19

C. Bruce Littlejohn Part 1: The Early Years

9/16/2020
In this episode, Chief Justice Littlejohn discusses his family and childhood, including getting electricity in his home at the age of six. Support the show (https://scbarfoundation.org/)

Duration:00:30:43

The Yokefellows

5/28/2020
In this informal interview, you will hear a discussion with Judge Bert Goolsby and Judge Cureton. Support the show (https://scbarfoundation.org/)

Duration:00:43:04

Claude M. Scarborough, Jr. - Part 4: A Well-Lived Life

5/20/2020
Mr. Scarborough shares his experience serving on the Board of the Bar Foundation, his attempts to defy limiting expectations, and what he expects the practice of law to look like in the next forty years. Support the show (https://scbarfoundation.org/)

Duration:00:20:03

Claude M. Scarborough, Jr. - Part 3: A Life of Service

5/20/2020
Mr. Scarborough discusses fostering the growth of the Bar Foundation, the process of judicial reform in South Carolina, improving the public perception of lawyers, how technology has changed the practice of law, and the importance of pro bono work. Support the show (https://scbarfoundation.org/)

Duration:00:30:14