Court of Criminal Appeals

The Court of Criminal Appeals was created by the legislature in 1967 to hear trial court appeals in felony and misdemeanor cases, as well as post-conviction petitions. The Tennessee General Assembly increased the membership of the court from nine to 12 on Sept. 1, 1996.  Learn more here.

November 7, 2014
Release From Gov. Haslam's office:Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced he has issued Executive Order No. 41 establishing the Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments, a group of 11 members...
August 27, 2014
Appellate, trial, general sessions, juvenile, and municipal judges from across the state of Tennessee attended a weeklong training earlier this month in Murfreesboro.More than 100 judges participated...
August 21, 2014
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed Robert Lee Holloway Jr. of Columbia to the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, Middle Section.Holloway, 62, replaces Judge Jeff Bivins, who was recently...
August 20, 2014
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed Judge Timothy Lee Easter of Brentwood to the Court of Criminal Appeals, Middle Section, replacing Judge Jerry L. Smith, who is retiring.Easter’s appointment...
August 15, 2014
An investiture ceremony honoring Judge Robert H. Montgomery, Jr as he joins the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals will take place at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 20, 2014 in Kingsport.Gov. Bill...
July 10, 2014
Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Jeffrey S. Bivins will be sworn in as a justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court Wednesday, July 16 at the Franklin Theatre in downtown Franklin. Gov. Bill Haslam will...
June 10, 2014
The Governor’s Commission on Judicial Appointments met on June 10, 2014 in Nashville to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for a vacancy on the Tennessee Court of Criminal...

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