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.
A U.S. Supreme Court decision is being described as a “small victory” for abortion rights supporters in Tennessee, and it’s causing a leading anti-abortion group to call for a reset on opponents’ strategy.
The fate of thousands of recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, best known as DACA, could be decided as soon as Monday. Tennessee’s so-called DREAMERS are feeling anxious as they await the important decision.
Last month’s Supreme Court decision may have freed Tennessee from having to expand its Medicaid program. But Nashville’s Congressman says the state needs to think twice before opting out.