As amended through August 27, 2021
Rule 52.8 - Action on Petition(a) Relief Denied. If the court determines from the petition and any response and reply that the relator is not entitled to the relief sought, the court must deny the petition. If the relator in a habeas corpus proceeding has been released on bond, the court must remand the relator to custody and issue an order of commitment. If the relator is not returned to custody, the court may declare the bond to be forfeited and render judgment against the surety.(b)Interim Action. If the court is of the tentative opinion that relator is entitled to the relief sought or that a serious question concerning the relief requires further consideration:(1) the court must request a response if one has not been filed;(2) the Supreme Court may request full briefing under Rule 55;(3) in a habeas corpus proceeding, the court may order that relator be discharged on execution and filing of a bond in an amount set by the court; and(4) the court may set the case for oral argument.(c)Relief Granted. If the court determines that relator is entitled to relief, it must make an appropriate order. The court may grant relief without hearing oral argument.(d)Opinion. When denying relief, the court may hand down an opinion but is not required to do so. When granting relief, the court must hand down an opinion as in any other case. Rule 47 is applicable to an order or opinion by a court of appeals except that the court of appeals may not order an unpublished opinion published after the Supreme Court or Court of Criminal Appeals has acted on any party's petition for extraordinary relief addressing the same issues.