Supreme Court Opinions

Format: 11/26/2014
Format: 11/26/2014
William Wesley Goad v. State of Tennessee
01S01-9509-CR-00169
Authoring Judge: Chief Justice E. Riley Anderson
Trial Court Judge: Judge Fred A. Kelly, III

The primary issue in this appeal is whether the petitioner, William Wesley Goad, was afforded his constitutional right to effective assistance of counsel at the sentencing phase of his capital trial.
 

Sumner County Supreme Court 12/02/96
State of Tennessee v. John Michael Denton and William Douglas Brown v. State of Tennessee
01S01-9509-CC-00152
Authoring Judge: Chief Justice Adolpho A. Birch, Jr.
Trial Court Judge: Judge Henry D. Bell

We granted review and consolidated these cases in order to consider the circumstances under which imposition of two convictions resulting from a "single" criminal act may violate the double jeopardy and du process clause of the state and federal constitutions in light of State v. Anthony, 817S.W. 2d299 (Tenn. 1991).

 

Davidson County Supreme Court 12/02/96
01S01-9507-CV-00102
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Supreme Court 11/25/96
03S01-9603-CV-00033
Authoring Judge:
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Supreme Court 11/12/96
02S01-9509-CC-00085
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Supreme Court 11/12/96
01S01-9509-CR-00151
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Seth W. Norman
Davidson County Supreme Court 11/12/96
01S01-9509-CR-00151
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Seth W. Norman
Davidson County Supreme Court 11/12/96
01S01-9509-CR-00151
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Seth W. Norman
Davidson County Supreme Court 11/12/96
01S01-9509-CR-00151
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Seth W. Norman
Davidson County Supreme Court 11/12/96
Leonard L. Rowe v. Board of Education of the City of Chattanooga and Dr. Harry Reynolds, Superintendent of Schools
03S01-9603-CV-00033
Authoring Judge: Justice Frank M. Drowota, III
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor R. Van Owens

The Board of Education of the City of Chattanooga and Dr. Harry Reynolds, Superintendent of Chattanooga schools, appeal from the Court of Appeals’ decision finding that Leonard L. Rowe was deprived of liberty without due process of law by a Board policy which renders any employee previously terminated “for cause, inefficiency, or immorality” ineligible for future employment within the Chattanooga school system. The primary issue for our review is whether adoption of Board policy 4117.5 deprived Rowe of a constitutionally protected property or liberty interest to which the requirements of procedural due process apply.1 For the reasons that follow, we conclude that due process is not implicated because the Board policy did not deprive Rowe of either a protected property or liberty interest. Accordingly, the judgment of the Court of Appeals is reversed.

Knox County Supreme Court 11/04/96
01A01-9606-CH-00259
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Supreme Court 10/31/96
02S01-9512-CV-00122
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: D'Army Bailey
Shelby County Supreme Court 10/28/96
02S01-9509-CH-00084
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Supreme Court 10/28/96