Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts

Supreme Court

November 23, 1998
A capital case defendant who plans to use expert mental health testimony in an effort to avoid the death penalty must file a pretrial notice of intent and may be ordered to undergo a separate...
November 16, 1998
The public is entitled by law to view and obtain copies of most state government documents, including computerized records regardless of format, the Tennessee Supreme Court said Monday in a decision...
November 5, 1998
The jury’s sentence of death for a Memphis man convicted of killing an unarmed teenager was unanimously upheld Monday by the Tennessee Supreme Court.Kevin Burns received a death sentence for the 1992...
October 12, 1998
Municipal and General Sessions Court judges without law licenses are constitutionally prohibited in Tennessee from presiding over criminal cases without the defendants' approval, the state...
October 12, 1998
The public is invited to a reception for the Tennessee Supreme Court from 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Montgomery County Civic Center.The reception, sponsored by the Montgomery and Robertson...
October 9, 1998
In an open selection process, the Tennessee Supreme Court will accept applications through Nov. 30 from attorneys interested in becoming the state’s next attorney general, Chief Justice Riley...
October 5, 1998
The Tennessee Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the conviction and death sentence of Christa Gail Pike for the 1995 Knoxville murder of a 19-year-old Job Corps student who was kicked, stabbed,...
September 28, 1998
The torture and murder of a Memphis mother in the presence of her children was “especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel,” the Tennessee Supreme Court said Monday in a ruling upholding the conviction...
September 21, 1998
The death sentences of two men convicted of killing an elderly couple and a father who sexually assaulted and murdered his 8-year-old daughter were upheld Monday by the Tennessee Supreme Court. The...