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.

September 30, 2016
Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Jeff Bivins will have a ceremonial swearing in with Gov. Bill Haslam at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, October 6, 2016 in the historic Supreme Court chambers within the...
September 29, 2016
In a unanimous opinion, the Tennessee Supreme Court has modified the state’s approach to collateral estoppel – a legal principle governing the relationships and issues between parties that are...
September 29, 2016
The Indigent Representation Task Force will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 30 in Legislative Plaza.The Task Force will hear presentations from:Vince Dean, Hamilton County Criminal Court...
September 9, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court recently issued several orders soliciting comments to proposed rule changes:Proposed amendments of Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 8, RPC 1.15 & Rule 43 – Comments due...
September 9, 2016
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Roger Page recently spoke at the Tennessee Farmers Insurance Companies’ 33rd annual Attorney Day in Franklin,Justice Page spoke about his experience going through the...
September 9, 2016
All five Tennessee justices were honored at the annual Knoxville Bar Association Supreme Court Dinner.The Court recognized 54 attorneys from the Knoxville area on the Attorney for Justice Pro Bono...
September 7, 2016
Library and Archives Lecture Series: Unfolding Tennessee History in the Tennessee Supreme Court Case FilesTennessee is famous for many things, but some people may not realize the state once was a...

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