Press Releases

October 6, 2022
In whatever Chancellor Pamela Fleenor has been involved, she has given 100 percent and thrown herself into heart and soul. Being a judge is no exception. Chancellor Fleenor is currently serving as...
October 4, 2022
 The Tennessee Supreme Court has five cases set for its October 5, 2022, docket. The first four cases will be heard in Nashville, Tennessee, beginning at 9 a.m. CDT. The final case will be...
October 3, 2022
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider four applicants for the circuit court vacancy in the 20th judicial district, which includes Davidson County. This vacancy was created by the passing...
September 28, 2022
Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced two key judicial appointments.“I am proud to announce the appointment of these two highly qualified individuals and value the significant experience they...
September 27, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court has one case set for its September 28, 2022 docket. The case will be heard using Zoom. Per court order, it will not be livestreamed, but will be shown publicly in the...
September 19, 2022
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Circuit Court Judge in the 20th Judicial District, which covers Davidson county. This vacancy was created by the death of Judge...
September 13, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court today upheld the premeditated first-degree murder and especially aggravated robbery convictions of Tyler Ward Enix (“Defendant”) in the killing of Kimberly Enix.  In...
September 8, 2022
Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals Presiding Judge John Everett Williams will lie in state on Monday, September 12 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Nashville Supreme Court Building, located at 401 7th...
September 8, 2022
“My best friend.” “Always someone I could talk to.” “Our moral compass.” “Larger than life.” Those are the words the Tennessee judiciary has used to describe their friend and colleague Judge John...
September 6, 2022
­ The Tennessee Supreme Court has two cases set for its September 7, 2022 docket. The cases will be heard in Knoxville, Tennessee, beginning at 9:00 a.m., EDT. The cases will be livestreamed to:...
September 4, 2022
The Tennessee Judiciary is mourning the loss of the 20th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Phil Smith, who passed away unexpectedly September 4 at the age of 62.  Judge Smith became the...
September 2, 2022
The Tennessee judiciary is mourning the loss of Court of Criminal Appeals Presiding Judge John Everett Williams, who passed away on September 2, 2022, at the age of 68.  He was appointed to the...
September 1, 2022
Tennessee jurists from Mountain City to Memphis, from Supreme Court justices to general sessions judges, began new eight-year judicial terms today, September 1, 2022. The judges were elected or...
August 31, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court recognizes Attorney General Herbert Slatery III, who was appointed for an eight-year term in 2014, for his public service to the State of Tennessee. General Slatery’s term...
August 30, 2022
Today, the Tennessee Supreme Court reinstated a sentence for a now-repealed criminal offense. The Court held that a person who commits an offense that is later repealed must be prosecuted under the...
August 18, 2022
In a lawsuit by a well-known record producer challenging Nashville’s laws restricting home-based businesses, the Tennessee Supreme Court today vacated the previous court decisions. Noting that Metro...
August 10, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court has selected Jonathan Skrmetti to serve as the state’s next Attorney General and Reporter.From 2018 to late 2021, Skrmetti was the Chief Deputy Attorney General in the...
August 8, 2022
Today, the Tennessee Supreme Court held formal interviews in a public hearing for the six applicants for Tennessee’s new Attorney General and Reporter.“The applicants were all remarkable, experienced...
August 5, 2022
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today to consider three candidates for a criminal court vacancy in the11th Judicial District, which covers Hamilton County. This vacancy was created by the...
August 2, 2022
Tennessee appellate courts recently livestreamed their 1,000th case, greatly improving accessibility and transparency in the court system. While the Tennessee Supreme Court began video recording oral...
August 2, 2022
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today to consider five candidates for a criminal court vacancy in the Sixth Judicial District, which covers Knox County. This vacancy was created by the...
August 1, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court will begin a public hearing on August 8, 2022, that will include formal interviews of the six applicants for Attorney General and Reporter. Under the state constitution,...
July 29, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court has received six applications for the state's Attorney General and Reporter position. The applicants are:Donald Q. Cochran, Jr.Jerome CochranDavid Michael DunavantR....
July 14, 2022
The Tennessee Judiciary is mourning the loss of Sumner County General Sessions Judge Mike Carter, who passed away July 13 at the age of 64. Judge Carter was appointed to the bench in 2015 after a...
July 14, 2022
The Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts has named Attorney John Coke general counsel. Coke has served as assistant general counsel since 2016 and took on the new role effective July 1.“Over...