380 ABA Journal Tennessee articles.
Garland is confirmed as US attorney general
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Judge Merrick Garland as the next U.S. attorney general by a 70-30 vote. Garland, a judge on…
Mar 10, 2021 2:10 PM CST
A federal judge who sentenced a Clarksville, Tennessee, man to life in prison in a drug trafficking case greeted him in person after then-President Donald Trump commuted the sentence in January.
Feb 4, 2021 12:12 PM CST
A Nashville, Tennessee, lawyer has been suspended for advising a Facebook friend on how she could use the castle doctrine to protect herself if she shot a former boyfriend she had accused of abuse.
Jan 26, 2021 10:57 AM CST
Two more federal judges were confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Thursday, as lawmakers rush to reach a deal on COVID-19 relief and government funding packages. President Donald Trump has now put in place 234 federal judges.
Dec 18, 2020 9:43 AM CST
Ten federal inmates were executed this year as a result of a push by the Department of Justice, putting the total number of federal executions above that of all 50 states combined.
Dec 17, 2020 3:07 PM CST
A disciplinary counsel in Tennessee has resigned after a legal filing alleged that his tweets showed him to be a “proud anti-Muslim bigot.”
Dec 14, 2020 12:25 PM CST
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.
Nov 30, 2020 2:23 PM CST
A Tennessee judge has received a public reprimand for sending inappropriate messages to women on social media platforms.
Oct 12, 2020 9:40 AM CDT
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.
Oct 6, 2020 10:17 AM CDT
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.
Sep 15, 2020 3:02 PM CDT
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…
Sep 11, 2020 4:12 PM CDT
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.
Aug 28, 2020 1:28 PM CDT
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.
Aug 19, 2020 9:56 AM CDT
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.
Aug 7, 2020 12:42 PM CDT
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.
Jul 24, 2020 10:43 AM CDT
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