Freeman v. Peyton

In Freeman v. Peyton, 207 Va. 194, 196, 148 S.E.2d 795, 797 (1966), Freeman contended he "was denied a full and complete hearing because the trial judge ruled on only the first two questions raised by his habeas corpus petition." Finding that Freeman failed to distinguish "between failure to rule and failure to announce reasons for a ruling," id., the Supreme Court of Virginia said: The trial Judge ruled on all points raised in the petition. The trial Judge saw fit to state reasons for rejecting two of the alleged grounds for granting the writ, and he saw fit to refrain from stating reasons for rejecting the other . . . alleged grounds. He may have refrained because he thought the reasons self-evident. In any event, he was not required to give his reasons. Id.