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March 28, 2017
The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the written protocol by which the Tennessee Department of Correction carries out an execution by lethal injection.The plaintiffs in this matter,...
March 23, 2017
Excerpt from University of Memphis Herff College of Engineering magazine...Take, for example, Herff alumna Holly Kirby. Holly received her undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering in 1979. One...
March 23, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has held that an indigent prisoner’s case was properly dismissed pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated section 41-21-812 when the prisoner had outstanding unpaid court...
March 21, 2017
All five justices with the Tennessee Supreme Court kicked off #HELP4TNDAY events today in Memphis, Jackson, Nashville, Chattanooga and Knoxville. The awareness campaign asks Tennesseans to visit...
March 16, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has held that Tennessee’s Parental Relocation Statute, which applies to parents with a court-ordered parenting plan, was intended to make cases in which one parent wants...
March 10, 2017
Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Jeff Bivins addressed the Tennessee Judicial Opiate Working Group on Tuesday to discuss the impact the September 2016 Regional Judicial Opioid Initiative Summit...
March 8, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has held that a Memphis food-service employee may not file a lawsuit against her employer for distributing tips in a way that violates Tennessee’s Tip Statute, because the...
March 3, 2017
Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice and Kingsport native Jeff Bivins was presented with a city proclamation recently at a Kingsport Chamber breakfast. Bivins was honored for his leadership and...
February 13, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court announced today (Monday) free legal advice events for all Tennesseans, from Memphis to Tri-Cities, as part of its Access to Justice Initiative, in which all Tennesseans...
February 6, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear nine cases February 8-9, 2017, in Nashville, TN.  The details of the cases are as follows:  Wednesday, February 8, 2017State of Tennessee v. Walter H....
January 27, 2017
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon G. Lee and retired Supreme Court Justice William "Muecke" Barker have been recognized as part of University of Tennessee's Top 100 Distinguished Alumni. ...
January 13, 2017
In a case involving the dismissal of a tenured teacher, the Tennessee Supreme Court has held that the Court of Appeals’ award to the teacher of partial back pay was not authorized under the Tennessee...
January 10, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed the Tennessee Board of Parole’s decision to deny parole to a prisoner based on the seriousness of the offense.In January 2009, Joseph Brennan pleaded guilty...
January 10, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed the Tennessee Board of Parole’s decision to deny parole to a prisoner based on the seriousness of the offense.In January 2009, Joseph Brennan pleaded guilty...
January 6, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear four cases on January 10, 2017 in Knoxville, TN.  The details of the cases are as follows: Judith Moore-Pennoyer v. State of Tennessee, et al.– In this...