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 […]
Tennessee has its first Republican Attorney General in nearly 150 years.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is giving the state’s sitting supreme court his vote of confidence. The affirmation comes as the state’s lieutenant governor launches a campaign to unseat the justices appointed by Democrats.
A legal challenge to Tennessee’s voter-ID requirement went before a state appeals court yesterday. Early voting just got underway in the first presidential election since the law passed.
Tennessee’s highest court today ruled a man who’d been misled to believe he was a father is due more than 25-thousand dollars from his ex-wife.