Rule 9 (Interlocutory) Appeal

Except as indicated, all indented material is copied directly from the court’s opinion.

Decisions of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

State of Tennessee v. Nale, No. E2021-00276-CCA-R9-CD (Tenn. Ct. Crim. App. Mar. 22, 2022).

In contrast to the broad latitude afforded both the appellant and the appellee in an appeal as of right pursuant to Tennessee Rule of Appellate Procedure 3, an interlocutory appeal by permission pursuant to Rule 9 involves limited review of “‘those matters clearly embraced within the question certified to’” the appellate court. Young v. City of LaFollette, 479 S.W.3d 785, 789 (Tenn. 2015) (quoting Tenn. Dept. of Mental Health & Mental Retardation v. Hughes, 531 S.W.2d, 299, 300 (Tenn. 1975)).


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