The last post outlined seven hurdles to preserve appellate issues. The first is that the party raising an issue on appeal be the one who raised it in the trial court. Generally speaking, an “appellant cannot bootstrap an issue for appeal by way of a co-defendant’s objection.” Tupper v. Dorchester County, 326 S.C. 318, 324 n. 3, 487 S.E.2d 187, 190 n. 3 (1997).
But the rule may not be ironclad. Continue reading