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2012-MO-015 - Squires v. SLED

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

Charles Rodney Squires, Petitioner,

v.

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), Respondent.


Appeal From Horry County
J. Michael Baxley, Circuit Court Judge


Memorandum Opinion No. 2012-MO-015
Submitted April 20, 2012 - Filed May 9, 2012


ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF APPEALS


REVERSED


William Bertram Von Herrmann, of Conway, for Petitioner.

Attorney General Alan Wilson, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Senior Assistant Attorney General David A. Spencer, Assistant Attorney General Geoffrey K. Chambers, Assistant Attorney General Jared Q. Libet, all of the Office of the Attorney General, of Columbia, for Respondent.


PER CURIAM: Petitioner seeks a writ of certiorari to review the Court of Appeals' decision in Squires v. South Carolina Law Enforcement Div., Op. No. 2011-UP-218 (S.C. Ct. App. filed May 17, 2011).

We grant the petition for a writ of certiorari, dispense with further briefing, and reverse the Court of Appeals' determination that petitioner is required to register as a sex offender pursuant to Rule 220(b)(1), SCACR, and the following authority: Edwards v. South Carolina Law Enforcement Div., 395 S.C. 571, 720 S.E.2d 462 (2011) (holding a pardon issued prior to the amendment of S.C. Code Ann. § 23-3-430(F) (Supp. 2011) relieved Edwards of all direct and collateral consequences of the pardoned crime, including placement on the sex offender registry and continuous compliance with its registration requirements); Futch v. McAllister Towing Inc., 335 S.C. 598, 518 S.E.2d 591 (1999) (holding an appellate court need not review remaining issues when its determination of a prior issue is dispositive of the appeal).

REVERSED

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