The news comes after patients filed a class action lawsuit against the hospital for sharing their information with the AG’s office. Plaintiffs argue VUMC should have done more to protect patients’ privacy.
Former state Sen. Brian Kelsey has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for campaign finance violations. The Germantown Republican admitted to illegally funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars from his state campaign to his failed bid for Congress in 2016, according to court documents.
A group of voters, civil rights leaders and a former state lawmaker are suing to block the redistricting maps that Tennessee created last year. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in federal court, alleges that Tennessee’s Republican supermajority intentionally limited the power of Black voters when it split Nashville into three separate congressional districts.
Lawmakers are set to reconvene later this month for a special legislative session on public safety. The regular session earlier this year drew protesters, demonstrating for gun reform after the Covenant School shooting.
Tracy Cullen drove for Yellow Freight for nearly 40 years, well before it moved its operations to Nashville. In the past few weeks, he’s seen the company lose customers.
Two people are now the subject of an ethics complaint. Activist Maryam Abolfazli filed the complaint alleging both board members’ arguments amount to discrimination.
Transgender patients are suing Vanderbilt University Medical Center after the hospital turned over complete copies of their medical records to Tennessee’s Attorney General. The files were requested as part of the AG’s on-going investigation into the medical center’s gender-affirming care services.
A Tennessee law banning gender-affirming care for transgender youth has taken effect, despite being initially blocked by a federal judge. That’s left parents of transgender kids without a lot of options.
In a 2-1 decision, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals allowed Tennessee’s ban on gender-affirming care for minors to take effect Saturday, nearly a week after a federal district judge temporarily blocked the law.
This Pride month has been bittersweet for Tennessee’s transgender community. Recent legislation has left many wondering: Is it worth it to stay?