01, Apr 2015 - At What Point Did My Marriage Become Cheapened in the Eyes of the State of Tennessee?
On Friday, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery filed the state's arguments with the U.S. Supreme Court. The entire 49-page brief can be found here… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
01, Apr 2015 - Judge denies open records lawsuit against Haslam
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A tax attorney who sued for the release of records from Gov. Bill Haslam's administration related to a $350,000 analysis of business tax collections in Tennessee said Tuesday that he likely will appeal a judge's denial of his lawsuit.
01, Apr 2015 - Shelby County Schools Mulls Joining Lawsuit Against State
Shelby County Schools administrators said showdown between the school district and the state could end up in court. Seven other Tennessee school districts are already suing the state and Shelby County might join them.
01, Apr 2015 - State Appeals Court Reverses Attempted-Murder Conviction
The Tennessee Criminal Court of Appeals has reversed a Shelby County Criminal Court conviction of attempted second-degree murder. The Tuesday, March 1...
01, Apr 2015 - Tennessee Supreme Court orders new child rape trial
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court has overturned the child rape conviction of a man sentenced to 25 years in prison for repeatedly abusing a child. The ruling by the state's highest court says there was enough evidence for Frederick Herron to be convicted, but the mistakes made at the Shelby County trial warranted that he be retried because they have a cumulative effect of ...
01, Apr 2015 - Court: State Does Not Have to Release Execution Team Names
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Supreme Court says the state does not have to turn over the names of its execution team to the attorneys o...
31, Mar 2015 - Chattanooga, TN Is Tennessee's Cap on Damages Unconstitutional?
A quiet little bomb went off in Hamilton County on Monday night when a judge ruled the state's cap on non-economic damages in lawsuits is… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
31, Mar 2015 - Chattanooga, TN Seven Tennessee school systems sue the state over funding
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Hamilton County and six Chattanooga-area school systems filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the state saying local schools are not being funded as required by law.The lawsuit was filed in the Chancery Court of Davidson County, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported. The suit alleged the state has “breached its duty under the Tennessee Constitution to provide a system of ...
30, Mar 2015 - FCC ruling overturns state laws preventing municipal broadband expansion
The FCC moved to preempt elements of state laws in North Carolina and Tennessee that were designed to restrict municipal providers in these communities from providing broadband service outside of their current serving areas, a move that could drive other states to act, as well as potential court challenges.
30, Mar 2015 - Tenn. Attorney General Wants Court to Set Aside Municipal Broadband Ruling
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee's attorney general wants a federal appeals court to set aside a recent decision by the Federal Communications Commission to allow cities like Chattanooga to offer municipal broadband beyond their normal service area. State Attorney General Herbert Slatery said in the filing with the 6th U. ...
29, Mar 2015 - Ex-Tennessee football players ordered to trial on rape charges
A state court judge on Monday set an August trial for two former University of Tennessee football players who are accused of raping a 19-year-old woman at the school in November. Attorneys representing Michael Williams and A.J. Johnson maintained their innocence in a brief arraignment in Knox County Criminal Court on Monday. Williams and Johnson, who were indicted in February on two counts of ...
29, Mar 2015 - Tenn. AG wants court to set aside municipal broadband ruling
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's attorney general wants a federal appeals court to set aside a recent decision by the Federal Communications Commission to allow cities like Chattanooga to offer municipal broadband beyond their normal service area.
29, Mar 2015 - Obama formally backs gay marriage
Calling state bans on same-sex marriage "incompatible with the Constitution," the Obama administration Friday filed a brief at the U.S. Supreme Court in support of couples who are making challenges in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.
29, Mar 2015 - Forbes hire at ETSU to be announced Monday
JOHNSON CITY — Steve Forbes will be introduced as East Tennessee State's 16th men's basketball coach on Monday.A news conference has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Gordon Ball practice court in the MSHA Athletics Center.While ETSU hasn’t officially released any information on its coaching vacancy, Forbes confirmed his hiring in a text message to the Wichita Eagle.The NET News Service ...
28, Mar 2015 - Nashville, TN Equality Project Still Tough Sell in Some Areas
A decade into its existence, the Tennessee Equality Project is facing a year that will likely contain its biggest milestones. A U.S. Supreme Court dec...
28, Mar 2015 - Nashville, TN Tennessee Case Revives Debate On Sterilization As Condition Of Plea Bargains
The district attorney in Nashville, Tennessee, recently ordered prosecutors to stop making sterilization part of a plea bargain. "The bottom line is the government can't be ordering a forced sterilization," Davidson County District Attorney Glenn Funk told the Associated Press in a story published Saturday. Funk said a better alternative is to order people to stay away from children.
28, Mar 2015 - Nashville, TN Former Vice President Al Gore reports for jury duty in Tennessee, dismissed due to schedule
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Even former vice presidents get called for jury duty. Davidson County, Tennessee, court officials say Al Gore reported and was ready to serve Monday, but he was dismissed because he had a scheduling conflict if the trial ran long.
12, Oct 2014 - Tennessee woman sent to prison for killing husband at Utah motel
A Tennessee woman who killed her husband earlier this year at a Utah motel has been sentenced to prison. Dorothy Louise Searcy, 44, was originally charged in Beaver County's 5th District Court with first-degree felony murder in the May 14 death of 45...
11, Oct 2014 - Court: Tennessee must release execution information
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A state appeals court has ruled that Tennessee must turn over the names of those people involved in executions to attorneys for 11 death row inmates. The inmates are suing over the state's lethal injection and electrocution procedures, claiming they are unconstitutional.The lawsuit came to a standstill earlier this year after the state refused to reveal the names of ...
10, Oct 2014 - Tenn. voters to decide on judges' merit selection
Tennessee voters begin casting ballots next week on whether to keep but modify the state's current method of selecting appeals judges and Supreme Court justices.
10, Oct 2014 - Justices to announce new AG on Monday
Tennessee Supreme Court justices plan to announce their choice for the next state attorney general on Monday.
09, Oct 2014 - Knoxville, TN Tennessee Justices Name Slatery as Attorney General
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The state Supreme Court on Monday named Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's top legal adviser, Herbert Slatery, as Tennessee's...
09, Oct 2014 - Knoxville, TN Tennessee Justices Name Slatery Attorney General
The state Supreme Court on Monday named Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's top legal adviser, Herbert Slatery, as Tennessee's next attorney general. The an...
09, Oct 2014 - Firestone to 'hold court' at ETSU preseason event
JOHNSON CITY — East Tennessee State found another big name to help usher in the new basketball season.Emmy Award-winning broadcaster and critically acclaimed performer Roy Firestone will headline Holding Court 2.0 on Oct. 29 inside the Brown Hall Auditorium on the ETSU campus.Firestone, who is widely known for his time as a broadcaster for ESPN and his role in the movie "Jerry Maguire," will ...
09, Oct 2014 - Nashville, TN Death row inmates contest Tenn. electric chair law
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ten death row inmates already challenging Tennessee's lethal injection protocol were permitted by a judge Thursday to amend their lawsuit to include objections to the use of the electric chair.
09, Oct 2014 - Nashville, TN 10 death row inmates challenge Tennessee law that could force them to die by electric chair
Ten death row inmates already challenging Tennessee's lethal injection protocol were permitted by a judge Thursday to amend their lawsuit to include objections to the use of the electric chair.
08, Oct 2014 - State Supreme Court Reverses Bartlett Murder Conviction
The man convicted and sentenced to death for the brutal 2003 double murder of a husband and wife in Bartlett will get a new trial, the Tennessee Supre...
08, Oct 2014 - Chattanooga, TN Tennessee Opens Controlled Substance Database to Judges
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WDEF-TV) - Effective treatment is the key to reducing drug related offenses. That's the theme for Tennessee Drug Courts, which are showing an impressive record in keeping offenders from returning to jail. The state is now offering a few judges another tool as part of an experimental program. Hamilton county criminal court judge Rebecca Stern has been running the "drug court ...
04, Apr 2014 - Former Tenn. state senator does first TV interview since prison release
Former Tennessee state senator John Ford talked about his trial, conviction, and jail conditions in his first television interview since being released from prison.