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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 21, 2014
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed Robert Lee Holloway Jr. of Columbia to the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, Middle Section.Holloway, 62, replaces Judge Jeff Bivins, who was recently...
August 20, 2014
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed Judge Timothy Lee Easter of Brentwood to the Court of Criminal Appeals, Middle Section, replacing Judge Jerry L. Smith, who is retiring.Easter’s appointment...
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 15, 2014
An investiture ceremony honoring Judge Robert H. Montgomery, Jr as he joins the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals will take place at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 20, 2014 in Kingsport.Gov. Bill...
August 14, 2014
The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for the chancellor vacancy in the 30th Judicial District Chancery Court (Shelby County). The vacancy has been created...
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 13, 2014
Memphis Attorney George T. "Buck" Lewis will receive the first-ever Justice Janice M. Holder Award, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the cause of expanding...
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 24, 2014
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed three Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board judges, all effective August 1. The appointees are Marshall Davidson, 50, of Goodlettsville, who will have a...
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 17, 2014
The Administrative Office of the Courts has approximately $200,000 in grant funding available for the development or continuation of initiatives that will aid self-represented litigants in accessing...
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...
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. ...