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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...
July 1, 2014
Judicial and other officials from across the state gathered at the Dyer County Courthouse June 30 to recognize the contributions of Judge J. Steven Stafford with an unveiling of a portrait of Judge...
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 23, 2014
Responding to a request from the Sumner County judiciary, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Joe H. Thompson as circuit court judge for Sumner County, effective June 27, 2014.Thompson won 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 18, 2014
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Chancellor Kenny W. Armstrong of Memphis to the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Western Section. The appointment will be effective September 1, 2014. ...
June 17, 2014
The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments met on June 10, 2014 in Nashville to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.After...
June 10, 2014
The Governor’s Commission on Judicial Appointments met on June 10, 2014 in Nashville to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for a vacancy on the Tennessee Court of Criminal...
June 6, 2014
The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments will meet Tuesday, June 10 in Nashville to consider 14 applicants for the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.Those candidates who will be...
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. 
June 2, 2014
The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for three vacancies on the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. The application deadline has been extended until 4 p....
June 2, 2014
The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments will consider seven applicants when it meets June 10 in Nashville to select nominees for the Court of Criminal Appeals vacancy.The vacancy was...
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 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 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 22, 2014
Gov. Bill Haslam will administer the oath of office to the state’s newest Court of Appeals Judge, Neal McBrayer, at a ceremony in the Capitol’s Old Supreme Court Chamber at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday,...
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 16, 2014
The Governor’s Commission on Judicial Appointments met on May 16, 2014 in Memphis to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for the vacancy on the Tennessee Court of Appeals.....
May 15, 2014
The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for the upcoming Court of Criminal Appeals vacancy. The Honorable Jeffrey S. Bivins has been appointed to the...