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2012-MO-007 - State v. Herb

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 Supreme Court


The State, Respondent,

v.

Patrick Herb, Appellant.


Appeal From Lexington County
 R. Knox McMahon, Circuit Court Judge


Memorandum Opinion No. 2012-MO-007
Heard March 6, 2012 – Filed April 11, 2012


DISMISSED


Appellate Defender LaNelle C. DuRant, South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense, of Columbia, for Appellant.

John Benjamin Aplin, South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services, of Columbia, for Respondent.


PER CURIAM: The Court dismisses this action as moot.  "A case becomes moot when judgment, if rendered, will have no practical legal effect upon existing controversy.  This is true when some event occurs making it impossible for [the] reviewing [c]ourt to grant effectual relief."  Mathis v. S.C. State Highway Dep't, 260 S.C. 344, 346, 195 S.E.2d 713, 715 (1973).   This court will not decide moot or academic questions where there remains no actual controversy.  Id. (citation omitted). 

DISMISSED.

TOAL, C.J., PLEICONES, BEATTY, KITTREDGE and HEARN, JJ., concur.