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The Supreme Court of South Carolina

The State, Respondent,


K.C. Langford, III, Appellant.

Appellate Case No. 2010-173128
Opinion No. 27195 (S.C. Sup. Ct. filed November 21, 2012)


After careful consideration of the petitions for rehearing filed in this matter, the petitions are denied. This Court does, however, hold the implementation of the administrative orders entitled  Disposition of Cases in General Sessions and Uniform Differentiated Case Management, both dated November 21, 2012, in abeyance pending further action by this Court.

To assist this Court, a committee will be appointed by the Chief Justice to propose a plan for the implementation of the changes necessary to docket management in the court of general sessions in light of the decision in this case.  This committee will include a wide range of stakeholders including representatives from the South Carolina Solicitors' Association, the South Carolina Public Defender Association, the South Carolina Clerks of Court Association, Court Administration, the practicing bar and the judiciary.

s/Jean H. Toal                                  C.J.

s/Costa M. Pleicones                          J.

s/Donald W. Beatty                             J.

s/John W. Kittredge                             J.

s/Kaye G. Hearn                                  J.

Columbia, South Carolina
December 20, 2012