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.

February 27, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear two health care liability disputes among four cases scheduled for oral arguments March 4 in Jackson.The first case concerns the procedures required when filing a...
February 19, 2015
A Supreme Court order filed February 19 adds to comments for Tenn. Sup. Ct. R. 8, RPC 3.5(c) to clarify that attorneys are permitted to communicate with jurors or prospective jurors after the jury...
February 18, 2015
The Supreme Court has canceled the Workers' Compensation Panel hearings scheduled for Thursday, February 19th in Memphis.
February 17, 2015
Due to the weather and road conditions:The Knoxville appellate court clerks office is closedCourt of Criminal Appeals oral arguments scheduled for Wednesday, February 18 in Knoxville have been...
February 16, 2015
Due to inclement weather, the appellate courts and clerks offices in Jackson, Knoxville, and Nashville will be closed Tuesday, February 17. Also, the Administrative Office of the Courts will be...
February 13, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed the conviction of an East Tennessee woman for child neglect based upon her failure to obtain medical treatment for her daughter.In 2002, Jacqueline Crank’s...
February 13, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court today has agreed to decide whether a death row inmate can properly challenge the constitutionality of the possibility of electrocution as a method of execution.The lawsuit...

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