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June 1, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court today upheld sentences imposed by the Hardin County Circuit Court for drug offenses that occurred in a drug-free zone.  Offenses committed in drug-free zones, most...
May 31, 2022
The Board of Judicial Conduct has issued an Order of Suspension for Roane County General Sessions Judge Dennis W. Humphrey. Read the Order of Suspension here.
May 27, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is bound by a trial court’s order expunging criminal charges and must comply even if the TBI disagrees with the...
May 26, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court has one case set for its June 1, 2022 docket. The case will be heard in Nashville, Tennessee, beginning at 11:15 a.m. and will be livestreamed to: https://www.youtube.com/...
May 19, 2022
Stacy Lynch joins the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts as its new Court Improvement Program (CIP) Director. Lynch comes to the AOC from the Juvenile Court of Rutherford County, where she...
May 18, 2022
In an opinion released today, the Tennessee Supreme Court determined that, while two Tennessee county governments had standing to challenge the Education Savings Account Pilot Program (the “ESA Act...
May 17, 2022
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia A. Clark is the 2022 posthumous recipient of the Nashville Bar Foundation’s David Rutherford Award. The award was presented at the Foundation’s Annual Fellows...
May 11, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court has issued an Order advising that applications for the July 2022 Uniform Bar Exam will close before the May 20, 2022 deadline. There is no remaining seating capacity in...
May 10, 2022
Retired Court of Appeals Judge Charles D. Susano, Jr., passed away on May 7, 2022 at the age of 86. Judge Susano served on the Court of Appeals for over 25 years, taking the bench in 1994 and...
May 10, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court issued an Order today related to deadlines for the July 2022 bar exam, which has reached capacity in Knoxville and Memphis and is near capacity in Nashville.According to...
May 4, 2022
The Tennessee Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (TADEC) recently held a resolution reading at Legislative Plaza in observance of National Drug Endangered Children Awareness Day. At dusk,...
May 3, 2022
Professor Jeffrey Usman was confirmed to the Court of Appeals – Middle Section by a unanimous vote of the Tennessee House and Senate.  He was appointed to the intermediate appellate court by...
May 2, 2022
 The Tennessee Supreme Court has two cases set for its May 3, 2022 docket. The cases will be heard in Knoxville, beginning at 9 a.m., EDT. The cases will be livestreamed to the TNCourts YouTube...
April 29, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court today upheld the suspension of a longtime Nashville attorney for testimony he gave in personal litigation that violated the Court’s ethics rules for lawyers. The Court...
April 29, 2022
Judge Tom Greenholtz was unanimously confirmed to the Court of Criminal Appeals – Eastern Section by the Tennessee General Assembly.  He was appointed to the intermediate appellate court by...
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,...