Tuesday’s headlines: Blazer to be sworn in as 9th Circuit’s next public defender

charleston lawyer Cameron Blazer will become the next public defender of the Ninth Judicial Circuit. Blazer, a graduate of Charleston School of Law, will succeed Ashley Pennington, who served for the past 14 years, and lead an office of 40 attorneys who defend impoverished men and women charged with crimes in Berkeley and Berkeley counties. Charleston.

Blazer previously worked under Pennington in the Ninth Circuit Public Defender’s Office before entering private practice at the Savage Law Firm. While there, she represented former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, who pleaded guilty in 2017 to violating the civil rights of Walter Scott, a black motorist who was fatally shot by Slager in 2015. Blazer will officially assume the role on August 2.

In other titles:

Internet outages plague the Charleston Peninsula. A contractor on the downtown peninsula cut a major Comcast fiber optic cable line while excavating sewer lines on Monday morning. The cut cable on the left thousands of Comcast customers in the downtown peninsula for most of the day, affecting local labor and businesses.

Port of Charleston Partners with Post-It Note Makers. The SC Ports Authority and 3M Co., makers of Post-It Notes, have teamed up to promote 3M’s Post-It Note Extreme. The new Post-It Note Extremes are designed to be water resistant and have 100 times more holding power than their predecessors. The SPA marked the shipping containers that were to go to Sydney, Australia, with the new Post-It notes to test the new product.

Planned Parenthood will appear in state court to fight the 6-week abortion ban. Representatives of Planned Parenthood South Atlantic are scheduled to appear in state court on July 26 to seek a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to block South Carolina’s six-week abortion ban.

Laffitte is scheduled to appear in federal court in Charleston for a hearing. The bank’s former CEO, Russell Laffitte, is scheduled to appear in federal court in Charleston on Monday. Laffitte was indicted last week on federal charges of bank and wire fraud in a case related to disbarred attorney Alex Murdaugh, who appeared in court last week on charges of murder.

Charlamagne tha God coming to North Charleston to host the Black Mental Health Conference. TV and radio personality Charlamagne tha God comes to Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston as part of his Just Heal, Bro tour on July 30. The apparition is in partnership with his nonprofit Mental Wealth Alliance, launched in 2021 to destigmatize mental health in black communities across the country. The event is free.

Stevie Nicks, Vanessa Carlton coming to Daniel Island. Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks and Vanessa Carlton are due to play at Daniel Island’s Credit One Stadium on October 19 as part of their North American tour. Tickets for the event go on sale July 29.


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