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.

August 26, 2015
A plaintiff does not have the right to a jury trial for a claim filed in circuit court under the Tennessee Public Protection Act (TPPA), according to a Tennessee Supreme Court opinion filed today....
August 21, 2015
Justice Sharon Lee will continue to serve as Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court. The members of the Court unanimously re-elected her to a one-year term. Chief Justice Lee has been a member...
August 21, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that a job applicant does not have a claim against a prospective employer when the employer fails to hire the person because she previously filed a workers’...
July 31, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that a family in Loudon County will maintain ownership of 58 acres of farmland by virtue of a legal principle called “title by prescription,” which permits a...
July 31, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Memphis man for rape of a child, ruling that a prosecution error in the trial did not deprive the defendant of his constitutional right to a...
July 30, 2015
Chief Justice Sharon G. Lee said the Tennessee Supreme Court will continue to serve at the same level of operation while the executive and legislative branches work out the details of appointing and...
July 27, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has unanimously affirmed a 180-day suspension of Memphis attorney Homer L. Cody’s law license.In 2011, the Board of Professional Responsibility filed a petition for...

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