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.

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...
June 2, 2014
The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments will consider seven applicants when it meets June 10 in Nashville to select nominees for the Court of Criminal Appeals vacancy.The vacancy was...
May 15, 2014
The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for the upcoming Court of Criminal Appeals vacancy. The Honorable Jeffrey S. Bivins has been appointed to the...
May 13, 2014
The Governor’s Commission on Judicial Appointments met on May 13, 2014 in Nashville to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for the vacancy on the Tennessee Court of Criminal...
May 12, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has named James M. Hivner, of Bartlett, as the Clerk of the Appellate Courts.Hivner, 47, who is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Shelby County Chancery Court,...
April 25, 2014
The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments will consider nine applicants when it meets May 13 in Nashville to select nominees for the Court of Criminal Appeals vacancy.The vacancy was...

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