WILLIAM W. YORK v. TENNESSEE BOARD OF PAROLE - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Apr 20, 2016

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

William W. York, Mountain City, Tennessee, appellant, pro se.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Andre´e S. Blumstein, Solicitor General; and Pamela S. Lorch, for the appellee, Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole.

Judge(s): MCBRAYER

This appeal arises from the denial of parole. The Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole found that the inmate’s release from custody would depreciate the seriousness of the crime of which he was convicted. The inmate filed a petition for common law writ of certiorari, alleging violations of the Ex Post Facto Clause of the state and federal constitutions. The trial court dismissed the petition. On appeal, the inmate alleges the same state and federal constitutional violations. He also argues that the trial court erred in not letting him conduct discovery and in relying on an affidavit filed in support the Board’s decision. We affirm.

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