The new judge will replace Justice Sharon Lee, who is retiring in August.
In this episode, we take a look at the process for selecting a new justice. We also talk with legal experts about the history of the court, its influence and what makes Tennessee’s judiciary unique.
In this episode, we’re joined by musicians, vocalists and a representative from the Tennessee Performing Arts Center to talk about some of our city’s beloved traditions — from Christmas carols to the ballet.
Tennessee has an automatic life sentence of 51 to 60 years for homicides by juveniles, making it one of the strictest in the nation. No other state has a mandatory that high for a single offense.
To retain, or replace: that is the question. Or, at least, it’s a question you’ll be greeted with more than 20 times when you go to vote.
The Tennessee Supreme Court launched a free legal clinic on wheels Monday. The court used federal pandemic aid to retrofit a blue sprinter van to make stops in mostly rural places across the state.
The ruling is a win for Republican Gov. Bill Lee, who has been pushing for school vouchers.
Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Yarbro says legislators are trying to “get out of this General Assembly without doing too much damage.” But it’s not clear if members on the other side of the aisle are done trying to get controversial bills passed this session.
The Tennessee Supreme Court has overturned a lower court’s decision blocking new Senate maps ahead of the 2022 election.
Anyone found guilty of first-degree murder must serve a minimum of 51 years in Tennessee — even if they were juveniles at the time. Now, justices are considering whether that mandatory minimum sentence violates adolescents’ constitutional rights.