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 16, 2014
Gov. Bill Haslam will administer the oath of office to Justice Holly Kirby, the newest member of the Tennessee Supreme Court, in an investiture ceremony in Memphis this Friday, September 19.The event...
September 15, 2014
Herbert H. Slatery, III will be the next Attorney General and Reporter of Tennessee, the Supreme Court announced this morning in Nashville.Slatery, of Nashville, has served as Gov. Bill Haslam’s...
September 13, 2014
The members of the Tennessee Supreme Court plan to announce their choice for Tennessee Attorney General and Reporter at 11 a.m. Monday, September 15, 2014 in Nashville.The formal announcement comes...
September 12, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has determined that a hotel guest cannot recover from the hotel’s owner for injuries sustained when a bench collapsed in a handicap-accessible shower because the hotel...
September 11, 2014
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon G. Lee will be formally invested into the role of Chief Justice by Gov. Bill Haslam at a ceremony in Knoxville Wednesday, September 17.The investiture will take...
September 10, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has reinstated a trial court’s decision to designate a teenage boy’s mother as his primary residential parent.The boy and his teenage sister were living in Richmond,...
September 8, 2014
Six applicants for the Tennessee Attorney General and Reporter position will be moving on to a second round of interviews before the Tennessee Supreme Court.The Court spent more than five hours...