Tennessee

359 ABA Journal Tennessee articles.

DOJ rule change would allow some executions by firing squad and electrocution
The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday published a final rule change that would allow federal executions to be carried out in any manner allowed in the state where the death sentence was imposed.
Judge is reprimanded for ‘flirtatious to overtly sexual’ social media messages
A Tennessee judge has received a public reprimand for sending inappropriate messages to women on social media platforms.
Judge reprimanded for apparent KKK reference when complaining about court mask mandate
A Tennessee judge has received a public reprimand for complaining that the state supreme court’s “grand wizard” required that masks be worn in court.
Judge kicked off case after bashing 6th Circuit’s computer sophistication, refusing to budge on sentence
A federal judge in Memphis, Tennessee, has been kicked off a child pornography case after criticizing the computer sophistication of appellate judges and refusing to change the light sentence that she imposed.
Afternoon Briefs: Trump’s census count order blocked; lawyer dies by suicide as cops close in

Court blocks Trump’s census count order

A special three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has blocked President Donald Trump’s order to exclude…

New judge will hear Tennessee man’s murder appeal after first judge said he prefers Texas law
A new judge will hear a Tennessee defendant’s appeal of his murder conviction after the first judge described the state’s post-conviction process as a game and said he prefers Texas procedures.
New York announces reciprocity agreements with 9 jurisdictions while it plans online October bar exam
New York has announced reciprocity agreements with some jurisdictions also offering the October online bar exam, which will use National Conference of Bar Examiners testing materials.
Top state court reverses order that would’ve added fear of COVID-19 to absentee voting excuses
The Tennessee Supreme Court on Wednesday vacated a ruling that would have allowed all registered voters concerned over COVID-19 to vote absentee in the November 2020 presidential election.
Lawyer’s ‘colorful insults’ offer no help to arguments in antitrust suit, 6th Circuit says
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Cincinnati chastised a Tennessee lawyer for making disparaging statements against his opponents in its ruling in an antitrust lawsuit Thursday.
New York and Illinois join others moving to October online bar exam; another jurisdiction grants diploma privilege
In light of public health concerns, Illinois and New York have joined the growing list of states that canceled in-person bar exams, with plans for an October remote test offered by the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
Tennessee cancels in-person bar exam for the second time and switches to NCBE remote test
Following a recent order that its July bar exam was rescheduled for Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, the Tennessee Supreme Court on Monday canceled that test as well over public health concerns. It is now offering the online exam prepared by the National Conference of Bar Examiners on Oct. 5-6.
Oregon is third state to grant diploma privilege, while Tennessee cancels its July UBE
The Oregon Supreme Court approved temporary diploma privilege Monday, for in-state graduates and people who graduated from ABA-approved law schools with first-time bar passage rates of at least 86%.
Afternoon Briefs: Judge admonishes state AG for ignored voting order; court upholds law school’s $2.6M settlement

Judge admonishes Tennessee attorney general’s office for ignoring absentee voting order

Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle chastised attorneys from the Tennessee attorney general’s office Thursday for not following the…

Court security officer is shot and killed; courthouses damaged throughout US
Two Federal Protective Service officers were shot outside the federal courthouse in Oakland, California, on Friday night. Only one survived, and he is in critical condition.
Afternoon Briefs: Judge prevented from fixing jobless system; state will stop sharing COVID-19 data

Separation of powers stops Florida judge from ordering unemployment system fix

Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper said Thursday that Florida law and the Constitution’s separation of powers doctrine is…

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