Supreme Court

The Tennessee Supreme Court is the state’s court of last resort. The five Supreme Court justices may accept appeals of civil and criminal cases from lower state courts. They also interpret the laws and constitutions of Tennessee and the United States. The Supreme Court may assume jurisdiction over undecided cases in the Court of Appeals or Court of Criminal Appeals when there is special need for an expedited decision. Read more here.

January 13, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court today dismissed a claim against the State of Tennessee by a Florida resident whose husband was injured in a car crash with a Tennessee Department of Transportation truck....
January 12, 2022
Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the appointment of Sarah K. Campbell to the Tennessee Supreme Court and Judge John W. Campbell, Sr. to the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, Western...
December 21, 2021
The recent Tennessee Supreme Court SCALES (Supreme Court Advancing Legal Education for Students) event held at Columbia Central High School had special meaning to one justice in particular. Justice...
December 9, 2021
Students from 15 Middle Tennessee high schools gathered in Columbia last week to hear two live court cases pending before the Tennessee Supreme Court as part of the SCALES project, which stands for...
December 9, 2021
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met today to consider nine applicants for the Tennessee Supreme Court vacancy. After holding a public hearing and conducting public interviews, the...
December 7, 2021
In an opinion released today, the Tennessee Supreme Court upheld the death sentence for Urshawn Miller who was convicted of murdering an employee of the convenience store that he attempted to rob in...
November 29, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court today reinstated the conviction of a defendant for premeditated first-degree murder.  The Court determined that there was sufficient proof of premeditation to support...

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