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.

December 6, 2018
In a case involving first-degree murder committed by a juvenile, the Tennessee Supreme Court has clarified that a defendant convicted of first-degree murder committed on or after July 1, 1995, and...
December 4, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the decision of the Knox County Chancery Court that attorney Thomas F. Mabry has not proven that he lacked the capacity, by reason of mental illness, to respond...
November 16, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court today issued six execution dates for 2019 and 2020. The Court set an execution date of May 16, 2019, for Donnie Edward Johnson. Johnson was convicted in 1985 of...
November 8, 2018
Video recordings from oral arguments held before the Tennessee Supreme Court in October are available online. This is the first time oral arguments have been video recorded and made available to the...
November 5, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear two cases on November 7, 2018, in Jackson, Tennessee.  The details of the cases are as follows:  Wednesday, November 7, 2018Gerald Stanley Green v....
October 22, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court issued an Order today resetting the execution date for Edmund Zagorski to November 1, 2018. Read the Order
October 17, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court has revised one of its rules to require new lawyers to successfully complete a course focused specifically on the law in Tennessee before they begin practicing law. This...

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