Smith v. Hobbs (Per Curiam)Annotate this Case
Appellant, an inmate incarcerated in the state Department of Correction, filed a pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus in the county where he was incarcerated, alleging several grounds for the writ. The circuit court dismissed the petition and Appellant appealed. Before the Supreme Court were two motions filed by Appellant. The Court declared the motions moot and dismissed Appellant's appeal, holding that because none of Appellant's claims in his petition raised a question of jurisdiction or asserted that the commitment was invalid on its face, Appellant failed to state cognizable claims, and he did not meet his burden of demonstrating a basis for a writ of habeas corpus to issue.