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2012-UP-086 - In the Interest of Ryan E.

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

In the Interest of Ryan E., a Minor Under the Age of Seventeen, Appellant.


Appeal From Greenville County
Letitia H. Verdin, Family Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No.  2012-UP-086
Submitted February 1, 2012 – Filed February 22, 2012


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Elizabeth Franklin-Best, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Alan Wilson, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, and Assistant Attorney General Deborah R. J. Shupe, all of Columbia; and Solicitor W. Walter Wilkins, III, of Greenville, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Ryan E. appeals a family court order determining that the issue of whether or not to place him on the sex offender registry would be reserved for a hearing upon his release from confinement at the Department of Juvenile Justice.  We dismiss[1] pursuant to Rule 220(b)(1), SCACR, and the following authority:  Tracy v. Tracy, 384 S.C. 91, 99, 682 S.E.2d 14, 18 (Ct. App. 2009) ("Before any action can be maintained, a justiciable controversy must be present.  A justiciable controversy is a real and substantial controversy which is ripe and appropriate for judicial determination, as distinguished from a contingent, hypothetical or abstract dispute." (internal citations omitted)).

APPEAL DISMISSED.

FEW, C.J., HUFF and SHORT, JJ., concur.


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