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July 21, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled today that a cash bond in the amount of statutory court costs and litigation taxes is sufficient to permit an appeal from general sessions court to circuit court.The...
July 16, 2014
It was a standing room only in the historic Franklin Theatre as state, county and judicial officials from across Tennessee gathered to honor Justice Jeff Bivins at his investiture July 16, 2014....
July 15, 2014
In a unanimous opinion, the Tennessee Supreme Court has determined that the Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure require trial judges to explain why they are granting or denying a motion for summary...
July 13, 2014
Legendary journalist John Seigenthaler, who fought for civil rights and championed the 1st Amendment, died Friday at the age of 86."John Seigenthaler stood for truth and justice. A staunch advocate...
July 10, 2014
Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Jeffrey S. Bivins will be sworn in as a justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court Wednesday, July 16 at the Franklin Theatre in downtown Franklin. Gov. Bill Haslam will...
July 2, 2014
The Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services has introduced the Janice M. Holder Award to recognize an individual who has made significant contributions to expanding Access to Justice in Tennessee.The...
June 25, 2014
Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary R. Wade was honored with the Tennessee Bar Association's Justice Frank F. Drowota III Outstanding Judicial Service Award for his outstanding and dedicated...
June 24, 2014
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Janice M. Holder was presented the 2014 William M. Leech Jr. Public Service Award at the Tennessee Bar Association’s annual meeting in Gatlinburg.Given annually by the...
June 19, 2014
In a unanimous opinion, the Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the convictions of a Murfreesboro man who was found guilty of fabricating evidence and making a false report in his wife’s disappearance...
June 4, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the professional discipline of a public censure upon Clarksville-based attorney Fletcher Whaley Long and rejected his constitutional challenges to the...
June 3, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court admitted new attorneys to the bar at a ceremony held Tuesday, June 3 in Nashville. Click here for more photos. 
May 29, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court spent May 29 at Lipscomb University to hear oral arguments at Tennessee Girls State, as delegates got a firsthand look at how an appeals case progresses. Here are some...
May 29, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court spent May 28 at Tennessee Technological University to hear oral arguments at Tennessee Girls Boys State, as delegates got a firsthand look at how an appeals case...
May 23, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court will bring the courtroom to Cookeville next week as it hears cases in front of hundreds of young men participating in American Legion Boys State.SCALES – Supreme Court...
May 21, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has denied a request by a defendant seeking a third appeal of his sentence in a drunk driving case in which two people were killed in Knoxville in 2000.Guadalupe Arroyo...
May 20, 2014
The five members of the Tennessee Supreme Court recognized the volunteer work of attorneys in the northeast Tennessee region at the annual Dinner With the Supreme Court.The event pays tribute to...
May 12, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has named James M. Hivner, of Bartlett, as the Clerk of the Appellate Courts.Hivner, 47, who is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Shelby County Chancery Court,...
May 6, 2014
The Southeastern chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates has honored Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary Wade and Davidson County Circuit Judge Joe P. Binkley, Jr.At the Annual...
April 24, 2014
In a unanimous opinion, the Tennessee Supreme Court has determined that a health care liability suit can continue because a plaintiff complied fully with the requirement to provide pre-suit notice to...
April 23, 2014
The Tennessee Special Supreme Court has issued an order denying John Jay Hooker’s Petition to Rehear the case in which he challenged the constitutionality of the state’s judicial selection process.Mr...
April 23, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court in a unanimous opinion today clarified the standard of appellate review for a trial court’s decision regarding judicial diversion.When a case is appealed, the court must...
April 4, 2014
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Judge Jeff Bivins, a member of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, to the Tennessee Supreme Court, replacing Justice William C. Koch Jr., who is retiring...
April 4, 2014
In a unanimous opinion, the Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that a guilty plea expunged after successful completion of judicial diversion is not considered a conviction and would not be subject to...
April 2, 2014
Mr. Ramsey Leathers, who served as the Tennessee Supreme Court Clerk from 1963-1987, died March 28 in Nashville. He is remembered by many for his kindness and service to the public.Mr. Leathers'...
April 2, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court will bring oral arguments to Bethel University next week as part of the Court’s SCALES program, as high school and college students get a personal look at how the court...