Since taking office on Sept. 1, Skrmetti has already been more open to the media than his predecessor. Skrmetti says he wants to be more transparent so people understand what it is the AG does in Tennessee.
The U.S. Supreme Court issued its judgement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Tuesday, the decision overturning Roe v. Wade. That starts the clock on Tennessee’s so-called trigger law.
The ruling is a win for Republican Gov. Bill Lee, who has been pushing for school vouchers.
Tennessee Republicans are reiterating their opposition to abortion after a Supreme Court draft ruling was leaked, but officials focused more on the person who leaked the ruling, than the ruling itself.
Tennessee’s 48-hour waiting period for abortions will stand after a deadline lapsed for the Supreme Court to take up the case.
Tennessee should be allowed to receive billions of dollars in federal aid without committing to a ban on cutting taxes, according to a federal judge’s ruling. Tennessee and Kentucky challenged the tax cut restriction in the American Rescue Plan Act.
The attorneys general in Tennessee and North Carolina have reached a settlement with drug companies that could be one of the largest payouts for opioid litigation. Now, they have to convince 4,000 cities, counties and states to drop their pending litigation and sign on.
Tennessee is joining the ongoing battle over the presidential election results. The state’s attorney general filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court on Wednesday stating Tennessee’s support of Texas’ lawsuit that challenges results in four states.
Tennessee has its first Republican Attorney General in nearly 150 years.