383 ABA Journal Tennessee articles.
The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals has ruled a Black criminal defendant is entitled to a new trial because the all-white jury that convicted him deliberated in a room "adorned with various mementos of the Confederacy."
Dec 6, 2021 9:21 AM CST
A judge in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has received a public reprimand partly for his tongue-in-cheek online advice on how to avoid arrests.
Nov 10, 2021 3:20 PM CST
A state appeals court has ruled that a handwritten instruction in a Bible that included only the first name of the writer was a valid codicil that changed a will.
Oct 28, 2021 9:57 AM CDT
Lawyers interviewed by the ABA Journal disagree on whether requiring the vaccines is the best approach for keeping children in schools, but most agree the virus has caused significant work for school administrators, many of whom are still dealing with pushback on masking rules.
Oct 19, 2021 1:45 PM CDT
A tough-talking juvenile court judge in Rutherford County, Tennessee, established a policy requiring arrested elementary schoolchildren to be taken to the juvenile detention center for screening before charges were filed—even if the charges were minor.
Oct 13, 2021 1:36 PM CDT
Twenty Republican-led states sued the Biden administration Monday claiming that protections for transgender people, including access to bathrooms and locker rooms, are invalid under federal law.
Sep 1, 2021 10:12 AM CDT
States with laws that prohibit indoor masking requirements, including at schools, might discriminate against students at risk for severe illness if they contract the COVID-19 virus, according to an Aug. 30 news release
from the U.S. Department of Education.
Aug 30, 2021 2:12 PM CDT
A law student in Tennessee is the winner of the 2021 ABA Journal/Ross Writing Contest for Legal Short Fiction.
Aug 10, 2021 10:03 AM CDT
A federal judge has temporarily blocked Tennessee’s transgender restroom law, which requires businesses to post a specific sign if they allow transgender people to use bathrooms that match their gender identity.
Jul 12, 2021 3:00 PM CDT
The U.S. Small Business Administration gave an unconstitutional preference to minority- and women-owned restaurants in allocating COVID-19 relief funds, a federal appeals court ruled last week.
Jun 1, 2021 12:30 PM CDT
Transgender employee failed to show discrimination in case against T-Mobile, appeals court says
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans has dismissed claims brought by Elijah Anthony…
May 14, 2021 2:40 PM CDT
Trump-boosting fake lawyer sentenced to prison
A Tennessee man who founded Students for Trump has been sentenced to 13 months in prison for posing as an elite lawyer and taking…
May 13, 2021 4:19 PM CDT
A California lawyer won’t face prison time for lying to a judge about his knowledge of a lawsuit filed against General Motors for clients who were accused of seeking to profit from a fictitious settlement with the automaker.
May 11, 2021 12:36 PM CDT
A Nashville, Tennessee, circuit judge’s divorce records must be turned over to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation amid an investigation into his deposition testimony, a special judge has ruled.
Apr 20, 2021 11:08 AM CDT
In an unusual move, the full 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Cincinnati will consider the constitutionality of a Tennessee abortion law without an initial ruling by a three-judge panel.
Apr 13, 2021 1:33 PM CDT
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