State ex rel. Valentine v. Watkins
In State ex rel. Valentine v. Watkins, 208 W.Va. 26, 537 S.E.2d 647 (2000), the Court discussed the standard of review of a circuit court's decision to grant or to deny a habeas corpus petition.
"When considering whether such a petition requesting post-conviction habeas corpus relief has stated grounds warranting the issuance of the writ, courts typically are afforded broad discretion." 208 W.Va. at 31, 537 S.E.2d at 652.