Rogers v. Knight (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)Annotate this Case
The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s dismissal of Appellant’s petition for declaratory judgment and writ of mandamus pertaining to the statutes that governed his parole-eligibility dates. Specifically, Appellant claimed he was parole eligible and had a right to a parole hearing. The circuit court dismissed the petition with prejudice, concluding that no justiciable controversy existed because Appellant was parole eligible and had a parole hearing. The Supreme Court held that the circuit court did not err in denying Appellant’s petition for declaratory judgment and writ of mandamus on the grounds that no justiciable controversy exists.