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.

Terms Used In Tennessee Code 29-21-109

  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Code: includes the Tennessee Code and all amendments and revisions to the code and all additions and supplements to the code. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Jurisprudence: The study of law and the structure of the legal system.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.

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).