Terms Used In South Carolina Code 14-13-20
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
The official reporter of each judicial circuit or county court having criminal jurisdiction shall be charged with full responsibility for compiling, indexing, filing and safely keeping the records permanently. The reporter may record the proceedings onto discs or belts of a type which will preserve the record permanently, with discs or belts being filed as the permanent record of proceedings or by direct electronic recordings supplemented by either shorthand or stenotype.