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May 2, 2016
Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon Lee said Monday she could sum up the state of the judiciary in one word: Great.Of course, she went on to use a few more words to give details to several...
April 27, 2016
The location for the first stop of the Indigent Representation Task Force statewide listening tour has been moved to the Vasco Smith Building in Memphis. It previously was scheduled to be in the...
April 26, 2016
More than 1,000 people packed the house in Mifflin, Tennessee Monday, April 25 for Justice Roger A. Page’s ceremonial swearing-in with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.The overflowing crowd in the small...
April 20, 2016
The Indigent Representation Task Force has announced a series of statewide listening tours to hear from those interested in sharing their thoughts on indigent defense in Tennessee. The first two...
April 19, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Nashville Friday in several criminal cases and one civil case. Oral arguments will begin at 9:30 a.m. for the three morning cases and, after a...
April 18, 2016
Things have come a long way from the days when Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon Lee was the only female attorney in her county. However, there’s still a lot of opportunity for women to...
April 18, 2016
Governor Bill Haslam will ceremoniously administer the oath of office tonewly appointed and confirmed Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Roger A. Page on Monday, April 25 in Mifflin, the community in...
April 14, 2016
The Tennessee State Library & Archives recently launched a new online ordering system for Supreme Court cases. The new system will allow researchers to request cases dating back to the early...
April 12, 2016
Sen. Steven Dickerson (R-Nashville) and Rep. Harold M. Love, Jr. (D-Nashville), along with leaders in the judicial and legal communities announced an initiative today to improve awareness of and...
April 8, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has held that customers of a sewer service provider in Hamilton County may file a lawsuit to challenge their rates without first going through administrative proceedings....
April 7, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has denied a request by a death row inmate to have a hearing to determine whether he is eligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled, concluding that the...
April 1, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has appointed former judge and Williamson County attorney Robert E. Lee Davies to the position of senior judge.Davies practices family law, personal injury, and business...
March 23, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld a decision by the Tennessee Department of Revenue to impose a tax variance on the parent company of Verizon Wireless. The Court held that the Commissioner of...
March 17, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that the Metro Nashville Police Department is not required by the Tennessee Public Records Act to release investigation records requested by a group of media...
March 16, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has reinstated convictions for especially aggravated kidnapping charges and affirmed multiple other convictions arising out of a home invasion in Memphis. In July...
March 7, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has reversed a trial court’s dismissal of a professional negligence lawsuit against a law firm, concluding that the claim was timely filed under Tennessee’s savings...
March 2, 2016
The Indigent Representation Task Force, appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court to review practices regarding how attorneys are compensated for work with individuals who are unable to afford legal...
February 23, 2016
In a historic first, Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Roger Page has been confirmed by the Tennessee General Assembly for a seat on the Tennessee Supreme Court.In a unanimous vote during a joint...
February 11, 2016
In two cases involving motorists crossing roadway markings – one a double yellow centerline and another the right lane “fog line” – the Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the...
February 9, 2016
The Tennessee Judiciary has released its 2015 Annual Report.Below is Chief Justice Sharon Lee's introductory letter to the report, which is available in full here.As Judges, we see people at...
February 4, 2016
The Supreme Court has decided to increase the punishment recommended by a hearing panel to discipline an attorney for sexual misconduct involving a client that he was appointed to represent in a...
February 3, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear five cases on its February docket in Nashville, including two cases that will be presented at Nashville School of Law.Three civil cases will be heard during a...
January 29, 2016
In an opinion filed today, the Supreme Court held that parents’ constitutional right to fundamental fairness in termination proceedings does not require adoption of a separate procedure that allows...
January 28, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Hornsby man for 37 counts of sexual battery by an authority figure, ruling that an error in the trial did not deprive the defendant of his...
January 26, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday in the direct appeal of Lemaricus Davidson, the man sentenced to death for his role in the 2007 murders of Channon Christian and...