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Gordon J. Bradley vs. SLED

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division

Gordon J. Bradley

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division

For the Petitioner: No Appearance

For SLED: W. Rutledge Martin, Esquire



This matter comes before the Administrative Law Court (ALC or Court) pursuant to

S.C. Code Ann. §§ 1-23-310 et seq. (1986 & Supp. 2003), and S.C. Code Ann. § 23-31-215(D) (Supp. 2003) for a contested case hearing. The Petitioner in this matter was appealing South Carolina Law Enforcement Division’s (SLED) denial of a concealable weapons permit. A hearing was held on July 27, 2004 at the offices of the ALC in Columbia, South Carolina. The Petitioner, after receiving timely notice from the Court, did not appear at the hearing and did not notify the Court that he would not be appearing. SLED was present at the hearing with counsel and witnesses. After waiting approximately fifteen (15) minutes for the Petitioner to appear, the Court commenced this hearing. Upon Motion of SLED, the Court then dismissed this action under Administrative Law Court Rule 23. Rule 23 provides:

The administrative law judge may dismiss a contested case or dispose of a contested case adverse to the defaulting party. A default occurs when a party fails to plead or otherwise prosecute or defend, fails to appear at a hearing without the proper consent of the judge or fails to comply with any interlocutory order of the administrative law judge. Any non-defaulting party may move for an order dismissing the case or terminating it adversely to the defaulting party.

Because the Petitioner did not appear before the Court, did not request a continuance, and did not contact this tribunal to notify the Court that he would be late,

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the above-captioned case is dismissed with prejudice. AND IT IS SO ORDERED.


Ralph King Anderson, III

Administrative Law Judge

July 28, 2004

Columbia, South Carolina

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