Supreme Court Opinions

Format: 09/22/2014
Format: 09/22/2014
Ira H. Murphy v. Board of Professional Responsibility
02S01-9503-CH-00031
Authoring Judge: Chief Justice E. Riley Anderson
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor John Hill Chisholm

The issue raised by this appeal is whether the petitioner, a disbarred attorney, has satisfied the requirements for reinstatement of his license to practice law contained in Rule 9, § 19.3, Rules of the Supreme Court, by clear and convincing proof. A Hearing Panel of the Board of Professional Responsibility concluded that the petitioner had failed to carry the burden of proof for reinstatement. The Chancery Court, however, reviewed the Hearing Panel decision and held the petitioner was entitled to "conditional reinstatement" of his license to practice law.
 

Shelby County Supreme Court 06/03/96
State of Tennessee v. Richard Odom - Concurring/Dissenting
02S01-9502-CR-00014
Authoring Judge: Justice E. Riley Anderson
Trial Court Judge:

I fully concur in the majority’s decision affirming the conviction in this case. I also agree with the majority that the trial court’s refusal to admit into evidence as mitigation the testimony of Dr. John Hutson was error which requires a reversal and a remand for re-sentencing. However, I dissent from the majority’s analysis of the constitutionality and sufficiency of the evidence to support the aggravating circumstance, Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-13-204(i)(5), as amended in 1989.

Jackson County Supreme Court 06/03/96
State of Tennessee v. Richard Odom AKA Otis Smith - Concurring/Dissenting
02-S-01-9502-CR-00014
Authoring Judge: Chief Justice E. Riley Anderson
Trial Court Judge:

I fully concur in the majority’s decision affirming the conviction in this case.  I also agree with the majority that the trial court’s refusal to admit into evidence as mitigation the testimony of Dr. John Hutson was error which requires a reversal and a remand for re-sentencing. However, I dissent from the majority’s analysis of the constitutionality and sufficiency of the evidence to support the aggravating circumstance, Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-13-204(i)(5), as amended in 1989.

Shelby County Supreme Court 06/03/96
02S01-9505-CR-00037
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Supreme Court 05/28/96
02S01-9502-CV-00020
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Supreme Court 05/28/96
02S01-9501-CR-00007
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Supreme Court 05/28/96
Christopher v. Sockwell
01S01-9408-CV-00090
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Trial Court Judge:
Supreme Court 05/28/96
02S01-9601-CV-00134
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: George H. Brown
Supreme Court 05/20/96
02S01-9508-CV-00069
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: James M. Tharpe
Supreme Court 05/20/96
01S01-9507-CC-00104
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: James E. Walton
Supreme Court 05/20/96
03S01-9508-CC-00096
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Leon C. Burns, Jr.
Supreme Court 05/13/96
03S01-9508-CC-00096
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Leon C. Burns, Jr.
Supreme Court 05/13/96
03S01-9410-CR-00106
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Douglas A. Meyer
Supreme Court 05/13/96