LEON BARNETT COLLIER v. ARVIL K. CHAPMAN - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jul 17, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Leon Barnett Collier, Clifton, Tennessee, Pro Se.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; and Deshea Dulany Faughn, Assistant Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): GLENN

The pro se petitioner, Leon Barnett Collier, appeals the Wayne County Circuit Court’s dismissal of his petition for writ of habeas corpus, arguing that the court erred in summarily dismissing the petition because the State failed to comply with the statutory requirement of attaching to its response its authority for detaining him. Because the petitioner has failed to state a cognizable claim for habeas corpus relief, we affirm the summary dismissal of the petition pursuant to Rule 20, Rules of the Court of Criminal Appeals.

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