The Tennessee Supreme Court has denied a request by the Board of Professional Responsibility (BPR) to amend Tennessee Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4.
In an Order issued May 10, the Court said, in part, that " The current version of RPC 8.4(d) and Comment  are virtually identical to the version contained in the American Bar Association Model Rules. ... The BPR's proposed amendment would substantively alter the language of current Comment , and would include this altered language as a separate subpart of RPC 8.4. ... Given the clarity and scope of RPC 8.4(d) and Comment  and their similarity to the corresponding ABA Model Rule and comment, the BPR's petition to amend Rule 8, RPC 8.4 is DENIED."
See the entire order here.