2020 Tennessee Code
Title 29 - Remedies and Special Proceedings
Chapter 21 - Habeas Corpus
§ 29-21-109. Refusal of Writ

Universal Citation: TN Code § 29-21-109 (2020)

If, from the showing of the petitioner, the plaintiff would not be entitled to any relief, the writ may be refused, the reasons for such refusal being briefly endorsed upon the petition, or appended thereto.

Code 1858, § 3726; Shan., § 5506; Code 1932, § 9677; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 23-1809.

Textbooks. Tennessee Jurisprudence, 14 Tenn. Juris., Habeas Corpus, § 10.

Law Reviews.

Appellate and Post-Conviction Relief in Tennessee (Ronald W. Eades), 5 Mem. St. U.L. Rev. 1.

Cited: State ex rel. Jordan v. Bomar, 217 Tenn. 494, 398 S.W.2d 724, 1965 Tenn. LEXIS 550 (1965); Passarella v. State, 891 S.W.2d 619, 1994 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 466 (Tenn. Crim. App. 1994); State v. Davenport, 980 S.W.2d 407, 1998 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 415 (Tenn. Crim. App. 1998); Church v. State, 987 S.W.2d 855, 1998 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 538 (Tenn. Crim. App. 1998); Hickman v. State, 153 S.W.3d 16, 2004 Tenn. LEXIS 828 (Tenn. 2004); Davis v. State, 261 S.W.3d 16, 2008 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 161 (Tenn. Crim. App. Jan. 31, 2008); Middlebrook v. State, — S.W.3d —, 2009 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 1012 (Tenn. Crim. App. Dec. 11, 2009); Gaines v. State, — S.W.3d —, 2009 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 1051 (Tenn. Crim. App. Dec. 15, 2009); Harris v. State, — S.W.3d —, 2010 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 407 (Tenn. Crim. App. May 21, 2010); Murdock v. State, — S.W.3d —, 2011 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 261 (Tenn. Crim. App. Apr. 5, 2011); Pendleton v. State, — S.W.3d —, 2011 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 347 (Tenn. Crim. App. May 10, 2011).

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