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2010-UP-319 - Cooper v. SCDPPPS

THIS OPINION HAS NO PRECEDENTIAL VALUE. IT SHOULD NOT BE CITED OR RELIED ON AS PRECEDENT IN ANY PROCEEDING EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY RULE 268(d)(2), SCACR.

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

Kamathene A. Cooper, Appellant,

v

South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services, Respondent.


Appeal From Administrative Law Court
Deborah B. Durden, Administrative Law Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2010-UP-319
Submitted June 1, 2010 – Filed June 22, 2010   


AFFIRMED


Kamathene Cooper, pro se, of Ridgeville, for Appellant.

Tommy Evans, Jr., of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Kamathene Cooper appeals the South Carolina Parole Board's (the Board) denial of his parole, arguing the Board failed to comply with Cooper v. South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services. 377 S.C. 489, 661 S.E.2d 106 (2008).[1]  We affirm[2] pursuant to Rule 220(b)(1), SCACR, and the following authority: Compton v. S.C. Dep't of Prob., Parole & Pardon Servs., 385 S.C. 476, 479, 685 S.E.2d 175, 179 (2009) (holding an order denying parole is sufficient under Cooper if it states the Board considered the statutory criteria in section 24-21-640 of the South Carolina Code (2007) and parole form 1212). 

AFFIRMED.

FEW, C.J., WILLIAMS, J., and CURETON, A.J., concur.


[1] This court need not address Cooper's remaining argument, as it is manifestly without merit.  See Rule 220(b)(2), SCACR ("The Court of Appeals need not address a point which is manifestly without merit.").

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