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April 29, 2022
The Tennessee General Assembly unanimously confirmed Judge Kyle Hixson to the Court of Criminal Appeals - Eastern Section. Judge Hixson was appointed to the intermediate appellate court by Governor...
April 29, 2022
Grundy County native HunterGirl advanced to the Top 10 of American Idol, Season 20, on Monday, April 25 with her rendition of Dolly Parton’s “9 To 5.” She also happens to be the niece of Grundy...
April 20, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court today held that the standard of appellate review for an alleged speedy trial violation is de novo with deference to the trial court’s factual findings. The Court also...
April 18, 2022
Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Norma McGee Ogle was appointed to the bench by Governor Don Sundquist in 1998. It was a career move that wasn’t on her radar, despite that fact that judgeship runs in...
April 14, 2022
The Tennessee Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (TCJFCJ) presented Henry County General Sessions and Juvenile Court Judge Vicki S. Snyder with the Presidential Leadership Award at its...
April 13, 2022
In an opinion released today, the Tennessee Supreme Court vacated an injunction issued by a three-judge panel that prevented the enforcement of the reapportionment plan enacted by the Tennessee...
April 12, 2022
Thinking about becoming a judge? Judge D. Kelly Thomas, Jr. advises bringing your patience and a good sense of humor.“There was a murder defendant that told me it was a kangaroo court and I was a...
April 11, 2022
Davidson County Criminal Court Judge Mark J. Fishburn is not only looking forward to retiring later this year, he’s looking forward to returning to the bench this month. Judge Fishburn was diagnosed...
April 11, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court issued an Order on its own motion late Friday taking jurisdiction of Akilah Moore v. William Lee, et al, which involves redistricting for state senate seats. The...
April 5, 2022
The Court of Appeals in-person oral arguments came full circle on March 11, by returning to Belmont University Law School. The previous in-person session was held on campus just over two years ago,...
April 4, 2022
Judge Katerina Vatulina Moore was born in Ukraine. She grew up in Zaporizhzhia, a city in the south-eastern part of the country, known for its multiple power stations. In fact, the Zaporizhzhia...
April 1, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court has eight cases set for its April 2022 docket. The first two cases will be heard in Jackson on April 5 beginning at 9 a.m. Five cases will be heard in Nashville on April 6...
March 31, 2022
The General Assembly honored Deborah Taylor Tate with a Joint House Resolution on the House floor today. Tate retired from her post as Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) in...
March 30, 2022
Final Rule 31 Listing Renewal Deadline March 31, 2022 All Rule 31 Listed Mediators must renew annually or their listing will lapse. The 2022 listing renewal season will close on March 31,...
March 29, 2022
Judge Kennedy’s had a lot of memorable moments in his courtroom over the past 19 years. However, the use of Zoom and WebEx, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, gave a whole new meaning to crazy court...
March 28, 2022
Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced appointments to three judicial positions across the state.The following Tennesseans have been appointed:Professor Jeffrey Usman– Court of Appeals, Middle...
March 25, 2022
The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) is seeking a qualified person for the position of General Counsel.The General Counsel performs administrative legal work across all areas of the AOC, and...
March 23, 2022
Justice Sharon G. Lee will receive the Grayfred Gray Public Service in Mediation Award for her innovative and lasting contributions to the field of mediation at the annual meeting of the Tennessee...
March 18, 2022
The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth (TCCY) honored Davidson County Juvenile Court Judge Sheila Calloway with the Senator Douglas Henry Public Official of the Year Award at its annual...
March 18, 2022
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met today to consider five applicants for the imminent vacancy on the Court of Appeals Middle Section. After holding a public hearing and conducting...
March 16, 2022
Hamilton County General Sessions Judge Gary Starnes was presented the 2021 Leon Ruben Memorial Award for Excellence at the spring 2022 General Sessions Judges Conference.This award is given out...
March 9, 2022
Rachel Harmon was recently appointed deputy director of the Administrative Office of the Courts. Harmon first joined the agency in 2015 and has served as the AOC General Counsel and Director of Legal...
March 4, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court today held that a probation revocation proceeding involves a two-step inquiry on the part of the trial court. The Court also held that, if the trial court has properly...
March 3, 2022
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met today to consider seven applicants for the two imminent vacancies on the Court of Criminal Appeals Eastern Section. After holding a public hearing...
March 1, 2022
First female prosecuting attorney in the 22nd judicial district, first female circuit court judge in the 22nd judicial district, and first female president of the Maury County Bar Association. Judge...