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2007-06-28-01

The Supreme Court of South Carolina


ORDER


By Order dated April 21, 2004, the Honorable G. Thomas Cooper, Jr. was given statewide jurisdiction over matters brought pursuant to federal and state statutes regulating the interception of wire, electronic, or oral communications, sexual exploitation, or cyber crime.

I find that a judge should be designated to handle these matters when Judge Cooper is unavailable because of vacation, illness, or being out of state.  Now, therefore, pursuant to the provisions of S.C. CONST. Art. V, §4,

IT IS ORDERED that the Chief Judge for Administrative Purposes of the Fifth Judicial Circuit (Criminal) shall have statewide jurisdiction over matters brought pursuant to federal and state statutes regulating the interception of wire, electronic, or oral communications, sexual exploitation, or cyber crime when Judge Cooper is unavailable because of vacation, illness, or being out of state.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Chief Judge for Administrative Purposes of the Fifth Judicial Circuit (Civil) shall have statewide jurisdiction over matters brought pursuant to federal and state statutes regulating the interception of wire, electronic, or oral communications, sexual exploitation, or cyber crime when Judge Cooper and the Chief Judge for Administrative Purposes of the Fifth Judicial Circuit (Criminal) are unavailable because of vacation, illness, or being out of state.

  s/Jean Hoefer Toal
Jean Hoefer Toal
Chief Justice

June 28, 2007
Columbia, South Carolina