From a death row inmate to short term lending — the South Dakota Supreme Court heard some big state cases Monday morning.
South Dakota’s highest court is at the University of Sioux Falls.
First up, a case involving Briley Piper. A judge sentenced Piper to death for the 2000 Murder of Chester Poage, but in 2006, Piper said he was not properly informed of his right to have a jury decide whether to impose the death penalty.
Then the Dollar Loan Center is taking its case to the justices, saying the state violated its right to due process after voters made it illegal for money lenders to issue certain loans with more than 36-percent annual interest.
KELOLAND News is in the courtroom, and will bring you the highlights.