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Time to Dust Off Writs of Prohibition?

Newspaper banner on end of prohibitionIn March 1972, Watergate was a hotel and not a scandal, and the South Carolina Supreme Court granted its last writ of prohibition.

New South Life Ins. Co. v. Lindsay, 258 S.C. 198, 187 S.E.2d 794 (1972), is the case. It explains that a writ of prohibition is a centuries-old writ for challenging an inferior court’s subject matter jurisdiction. Continue reading