FLOYD E. RAYNER, III v. TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Jul 13, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Floyd Earl Rayner, III, Mountain City, Tennessee, pro se.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery, III, Attorney General and Reporter, Andre´e Blumstein, Solicitor General, and Pamela S. Lorch, Senior Counsel, for the appellees, Tennessee Department of Correction and State Attorney General.

Judge(s): ARMSTRONG

Appellant, an inmate in the custody of Appellee Tennessee Department of Correction, appeals the trial court’s dismissal of his petition for declaratory judgment under the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act. Specifically, Appellant challenges the Tennessee Department of Correction’s calculation of his criminal sentence, and also challenges the constitutionality of the criminal statutes, under which he was convicted. We conclude that the calculation of Appellant’s sentence comports with the judgments of the criminal court. Appellant’s constitutional arguments challenge his criminal sentence. As such, he has no recourse under the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act. Affirmed and remanded.

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