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2003-06-27-01

The Supreme Court of South Carolina

RE:  Rule 608, SCACR


ORDER


Pursuant to Article V, § 4, of the South Carolina Constitution, the following amendments are made to Rule 608, SCACR:

(1) The last sentence of section (c)(1)(A) is amended to read:  “This list shall be used to appoint counsel for indigents in death penalty cases [see (b)(7) above] and criminal cases, including juvenile delinquency matters.”

(2) The last sentence of section (c)(1)(B) is amended to read:  “This list shall be used to appoint counsel for indigents in all cases other than those specified in (A) above, including post-conviction relief matters that are not death penalty cases.”

(3) The first sentence of section (f)(2) is amended to read:  “The appointment of counsel in all other criminal cases, including juvenile delinquency matters, shall be made from the criminal list specified in (c)(1)(A) above.”

(4)The phrase “eight (8) appointments” is replaced with the phrase “ten (10) appointments” everywhere it appears in sections f(3) and (10).

These amendments shall be effective July 1, 2003.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

s/Jean H. Toal                                    C.J.

s/James E. Moore                             J.

s/John H. Waller, Jr.                           J.

s/E.C. Burnett, III                                 J.

s/Costa M. Pleicones                        J.

Columbia, South Carolina
June 27, 2003