Justice O'Connor in 2008 with all of the current and former female members of the Tennessee Supreme Court at the time. Left to right: the late Justice Connie Clark, former Justice Martha Craig Daughtrey, Justice O'Connor, former Justice Janice Holder, former Justice Sharon G. Lee, and former Justice Penny White. Photo courtesy Justice Lee.
December 1, 2023
The Tennessee judiciary is reflecting on the legacy of the late Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who passed away on December 1, 2023, at the age of 93. Justice O’Connor made history in 1981 when she was the first female appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. Justice O’Connor was also a…

Judge Richard H. Dinkins
October 2, 2023
The State of Tennessee is mourning the loss of retired Court of Appeals Judge Richard H. Dinkins, who passed away on October 1 at the age of 71. Judge Dinkins served on the Court of Appeals from 2008 until his retirement in 2022. Previously, he was a chancellor in Davidson County from 2003 to 2008…