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2011-UP-073 - Edwards v. SCPPP

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

James A. Edwards, Appellant,

v.

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


Appeal From Richland County
G. Thomas Cooper, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2011-UP-073
Submitted February 1, 2011 – Filed February 23, 2011


AFFIRMED


James A. Edwards, pro se, for Appellant.

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

PER CURIAM:  James A. Edwards appeals the circuit court's order granting the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services's motion to dismiss, arguing the circuit court erred in holding his parole ineligibility did not violate the Ex Post Facto Clause.[1]  We affirm[2] pursuant to Rule 220(b)(1), SCACR, and the following authorities:  Rule 220(c), SCACR ("The appellate court may affirm any ruling, order, decision or judgment upon any ground(s) appearing in the Record on Appeal."); Judy v. Martin, 381 S.C. 455, 458, 674 S.E.2d 151, 153 (2009) ("Under the law-of-the-case doctrine, a party is precluded from relitigating, after an appeal, matters that were either not raised on appeal, but should have been, or raised on appeal, but expressly rejected by the appellate court.").

AFFIRMED.

WILLIAMS, GEATHERS, and LOCKEMY, JJ., concur.


[1] U.S. Const. art. I, § 9, cl. 3.

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