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May 26, 2016
From the Commercial Appeal: By Katie Fretland of The Commercial AppealWhen a Tennessee child rape victim testified in court, a Labrador retriever mix named Murch was present for comfort.The man...
May 20, 2016
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider five applicants when it meets June 14, 2016 in Nashville to select nominees for the Chancery Court vacancy in the 20th Judicial District – Davidson...
May 19, 2016
For the sixteenth year in a row, the Tennessee Supreme Court will hold oral arguments before 600 high school students next week at American Legion Boys State in Cookeville.The Court session is just...
May 12, 2016
The Supreme Court’s Indigent Representation Task Force will make stops in Johnson City and Knoxville as it continues its listening tour across the state to hear from anyone interested in sharing...
May 12, 2016
All in-house counsel members working in the state that do not have a Tennessee law license must register with the Board of Law Examiners before July 1 or face discipline and a bar examination in...
May 11, 2016
Court of Appeals Judge Neal McBrayer was one of several speakers who visited Capshaw Elementary School in Cookeville to discuss personal experiences with severe food allergies.Gov. Bill Haslam...
May 10, 2016
A marker was recently placed just inside the doors of the Tennessee Supreme Court Building in Nashville, officially noting the building’s place on the National Register of Historic Places.The...
May 10, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld a White County man’s DUI conviction, ruling that the officer who approached a man’s parked vehicle for a welfare check acted consistently with federal and state...
May 9, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has reversed a Court of Appeals decision concerning the cleanup of a landfill that has been discharging pollutants into a Maury County lake. From 1981 to 1993, ACC,...
May 2, 2016
Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon Lee said Monday she could sum up the state of the judiciary in one word: Great.Of course, she went on to use a few more words to give details to several...
April 27, 2016
The location for the first stop of the Indigent Representation Task Force statewide listening tour has been moved to the Vasco Smith Building in Memphis. It previously was scheduled to be in the...
April 26, 2016
More than 1,000 people packed the house in Mifflin, Tennessee Monday, April 25 for Justice Roger A. Page’s ceremonial swearing-in with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.The overflowing crowd in the small...
April 26, 2016
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is now accepting applications for the Chancery Court judge vacancy in the 20th Judicial District – Davidson County. Chancellor Carol McCoy has informed the governor...
April 21, 2016
The Tennessee Court of Appeals has restructured how it assigns cases to panels, providing more rotation of judges on cases from different parts of the state.All cases before the Court of Appeals are...
April 20, 2016
The Indigent Representation Task Force has announced a series of statewide listening tours to hear from those interested in sharing their thoughts on indigent defense in Tennessee. The first two...
April 19, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Nashville Friday in several criminal cases and one civil case. Oral arguments will begin at 9:30 a.m. for the three morning cases and, after a...
April 18, 2016
Things have come a long way from the days when Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon Lee was the only female attorney in her county. However, there’s still a lot of opportunity for women to...
April 18, 2016
Governor Bill Haslam will ceremoniously administer the oath of office tonewly appointed and confirmed Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Roger A. Page on Monday, April 25 in Mifflin, the community in...
April 18, 2016
The newest member of the Court of Criminal Appeals was confirmed Monday night during a joint session of the Tennessee General Assembly. J. Ross Dyer of Memphis became the first CCA judge to go...
April 14, 2016
The Tennessee State Library & Archives recently launched a new online ordering system for Supreme Court cases. The new system will allow researchers to request cases dating back to the early...
April 12, 2016
From the Paris Post-IntelligencerThe Palmersville Historical Society will present an evening of reminiscence and celebration, commemorating the 50-year legal career of judge and Palmersville native...
April 12, 2016
Sen. Steven Dickerson (R-Nashville) and Rep. Harold M. Love, Jr. (D-Nashville), along with leaders in the judicial and legal communities announced an initiative today to improve awareness of and...
April 11, 2016
From The ChattanooganU.S. Circuit Judge H. Ted Milburn of Signal Mountain, Tennessee, died after a brief illness on April 1, 2016. Judge Milburn was born in Cleveland, Tn. on May 26,...
April 8, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has held that customers of a sewer service provider in Hamilton County may file a lawsuit to challenge their rates without first going through administrative proceedings....
April 7, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has denied a request by a death row inmate to have a hearing to determine whether he is eligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled, concluding that the...