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August 27, 2014
Appellate, trial, general sessions, juvenile, and municipal judges from across the state of Tennessee attended a weeklong training earlier this month in Murfreesboro.More than 100 judges participated...
August 26, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has determined that a fund established to allow governmental entities to pool financial resources for purposes of providing liability coverage is not insurance and is not...
August 22, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for Noura Jackson, a Shelby County woman convicted of the second degree murder of her mother, Jennifer Jackson, because the Court found there were...
August 21, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that a post-conviction petitioner may be entitled to subpoena his co-defendants as witnesses, but only if he can first demonstrate that the co-defendants are...
August 18, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that the State Constitution, like the United States Constitution, requires the government to compensate private property owners when governmental decisions,...
August 18, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has reinstated a Memphis attorney’s 60-day suspension from the practice of law for his behavior during a trial.Attorney R. Sadler Bailey was representing a plaintiff in a...
August 14, 2014
Justice Sharon Lee will become Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court, effective September 1.Justice Lee won a retention election for an eight-year term to the Court in the August 7, 2014...
August 11, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has opened the application period for the position of state Attorney General and Reporter.In accordance with the Tennessee Constitution, the Attorney General and Reporter...
August 11, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that an injured employee is entitled to the full amount of workers’ compensation benefits awarded to him by a trial court, despite having taken an employment...
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...