Nearly 200 people serving life sentences for crimes they committed as teens could see themselves eligible for parole in half the time allowed under current Tennessee law.
The state Supreme Court is considering a case that could pave the way for nearly 200 people to be released from prison for crimes they committed as juveniles. Tennessee has some of the harshest sentencing for minors who are convicted of murder in adult court.
Damage and service outages caused by the Christmas Day bombing in downtown Nashville are continuing to interrupt public services Monday, including closing several state office buildings.
Several criminal justice reform groups are urging the Tennessee Supreme Court to release people from jails and juvenile detention centers.
Tennessee’s record-setting COVID cases have prompted the suspension of all jury trials through the end of January. The order from the state’s Supreme Court came down Tuesday, reinstating rules that initially ran from March through most of May.
Black Lives Matter protests have sparked conversations nationwide about the role of race in policing. Now, the Tennessee Supreme Court is taking those conversations one step further — to what happens after someone has already been arrested.
A new initiative follows the recent groundswell of protests against systemic racism in policing, but accusations of racial bias are not new in Tennessee’s court system.
The Tennessee Supreme Court is easing COVID-19 restrictions that have halted nearly all in-person proceedings in the state, including evictions and jury trials, since late March.
The high-profile trial of the first Nashville police officer charged with murder for an on-duty shooting could be postponed, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Tennessee Supreme Court has delayed the state’s next execution, scheduled for June 4. Oscar Smith is now set to be executed in February of next year. The federal public defender’s office filed a motion earlier this month, urging the court to postpone Smith’s execution. His attorneys argued social distancing measures during COVID-19 pandemic have […]