Tennessee

Criminal Justice

Lawyer accused of taping sex with underage girl gets probation; plea agreement bars press release

Judiciary

Judge with ‘vacation cancelitis’ had best attendance, county swipe-card records show

Lawyer is charged with tampering with evidence in son’s murder case

Criminal Justice

Nonprofit wants to buy home of slain lawyer to house trafficking victims

Labor & Employment

New DA fires 5 prosecutors

Constitutional Law

High school student says she was disciplined for saying ‘bless you’ after classmate sneezed

Judiciary

Tennessee justices retained in election that attracted $1.4M in TV ads

Criminal Justice

Son-in-law takes plea in fatal bombing of retired lawyer and wife, will be in prison for life

Judiciary

As ads for and against 3 Tennessee justices flood the airwaves, a retention candidate hits the road

Trials & Litigation

Judge tosses suit by veteran who says Wal-Mart worker misinterpreted comment as bomb threat

Obituaries

Howard Baker, former US senator, White House chief of staff and practicing lawyer, is dead at 88

Death Penalty

Tennessee brings back the electric chair

Civil Rights

Under new state law, pregnancy drug use can mean assault charge for mom if baby is harmed

Criminal Justice

Prominent defense lawyer indicted in prescription drug case

Criminal Justice

Prosecutor gets her job back after filing police report against DA

Law in Popular Culture

Former TV judge Joe Brown goes to jail after he is found in contempt; hear the audio

Judiciary

Tennessee’s judicial retention elections are upheld by specially appointed court

White-Collar Crime

2 lawyers indicted for extortion, accused of using arrest threat to seek purported fees from client

Law Firms

Southern regional firm raids Butler Snow for lawyers to establish new Memphis, Tenn., office

Criminal Justice

Retired lawyer killed by mailbox bomb helped defend son-in-law in earlier arson case