John Griffin v. State

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
John Griffin v. State
Case Date: 
1889
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Habeas Corpus

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County:

Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
39
Notes / Description: 

Plaintiff was convicted of carrying a pistol and fined $50 and court costs. Unable to pay the fine, the Plaintiff was sentenced to the County Workhouse to pay off the debt. The Plaintiff then received a pardon from Tennessee Governor Robert L. Taylor; however, the state contends that the pardon only remitted the $50 fine and not the court costs. Therefore the state continued to hold the Plaintiff in custody.