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2009-UP-069 - Green v. Nash

THIS OPINION HAS NO PRECEDENTIAL VALUE. IT SHOULD NOT BE CITED OR RELIED ON AS PRECEDENT IN ANY PROCEEDING EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY RULE 239(d)(2), SCACR.

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

Jonathan David Green, Appellant,

v.

Ray Nash, Dorchester County Sherriff, Respondent


Appeal From Dorchester County
 Patrick R. Watts, Master-In-Equity


Unpublished Opinion No. 2009-UP-069
Submitted February 2, 2009 – Filed February 9, 2009  


AFFIRMED


Darryl D. Smalls, of Columbia, for Appellant.

John G. Frampton, of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Jonathan David Green appeals the master-in-equity's dismissal of his suit against Ray Nash, the Dorchester County Sherriff.  Green argues section 23-3-430(A) of the South Carolina Code requiring him to register as a sex offender violates his right to equal protection and due process.  We affirm[1] pursuant to Rule 220(b), SCACR, and the following authorities:  Hendrix v. Taylor, 353 S.C. 542, 551-52, 579 S.E.2d 320, 324-25 (2003) (finding registration as a sex offender did not violate offender's equal protection or due process rights); In re Ronnie A., 355 S.C. 407, 410, 585 S.E.2d 311, 312 (2003) (noting lack of authority for finding a juvenile's reputation is a protected liberty interest); S.C. Code Ann. § 23-3-430(A) (2007) (requiring individuals who have pled nolo contendere to a sex offense in another state to register as sex offender in South Carolina); Sanders v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 379 S.C. 554, 562, 666 S.E.2d 297, 301 (Ct. App. 2008) (finding error did not warrant reversal because it was not prejudicial). 

AFFIRMED.

Huff, Williams, and Konduros, JJ., concur.


[1] We decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.