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397 ABA Journal Tennessee articles.

Lawyer’s Quest to Marry Results in Nashville Policy Change on Immigrants

A county clerk in Nashville is allowing illegal immigrants to marry after a state attorney general’s opinion last week that sided with a lawyer seeking to marry a man without…

Tenn. Judge Slapped for Harsh Treatment of Immigrant Juvies

Tennessee disciplinary authorities have censured a Tennessee judge for his conduct in cases involving children of illegal immigrants and children he thought might be in U.S. illegally.

Dickson County Juvenile…

Lawyer Who Wouldn’t Stop Talking Suspended From Federal Practice

A Tennessee lawyer who kept talking after a federal judge ordered him to keep quiet has been suspended from practice in the Eastern District of Tennessee for at least three…

Order for Attys to Donate $500K to Charity Backfires on Judge

When Tennessee Judge Hamilton Gayden presided over a case involving of stockholders in a class action against CVS/Caremark, he wanted to see someone benefit besides the lawyers. After all, only…

Restrictive DUI Lawyer Advertising Bill Advances in Tenn.

Legislation that would prohibit lawyers from advertising that they offer discounts for anyone charged with DUI has passed through the Tennessee Senate’s Finance, Ways and Means Committee.

Lawmakers are apparently…

Magistrate Recommends Discipline for Talkative Defense Lawyer

A federal magistrate has recommended discipline for a Knoxville defense lawyer who continued to talk after a federal judge ordered him to keep quiet.

Magistrate Susan Kerr Lee recommended “appropriate…

Defendant to Judge: God is My Counsel

A seemingly routine arraignment in a case alleging that the defendant had been operating a business without a license apparently became something of an ordeal earlier this week for a…

New Proposals Surface to Help Debt-Laden Homeowners

Several proposals are being touted that would help troubled borrowers and the lenders that gave them loans for their homes, often worth less now than the outstanding loan balance.

Falling…

Burglar Breaks in to Tennessee Supreme Court

A burglar who broke into the basement of the Tennessee Supreme Court stole an employee’s debit card but apparently took no court files or computers.

The burglar also overturned a…

AIG Unit Agrees to Pay $42.5M for Environmental Cleanup

A subsidiary of American International Group Inc. has agreed to pay $42.5 million to clean up environmental contamination at four industrial facilities that had been owned by Fruit of the…

Ex-Judge Fights Release of Lurid Audiotape

A former Tennessee judge is fighting the release of an audiotape that contains his lurid fantasies that sounded like someone being tortured.

Judge John Hagler resigned last month after the…

Veteran Prosecutor Takes On City’s Worst Juvy Offenders

A veteran prosecutor in Tennessee known nationally for her victims’ rights advocacy is shifting her energy to prosecuting Nashville’s worst juvenile offenders.

For 51-year-old Kathy Morante, the new direction in…

Lawyer Claims Jury Pool Tainted by ‘Urban Legend’ Blog Posts

The lawyer for a man accused of hiding a suspect in the murder of a carjacked couple claims in a motion for a change of venue that blogs helped “outrage…

Time Served, Preacher’s Widow Gets Supervised Visitation

Although her request for custody was not granted, the Tennessee preacher’s widow who served less than a year in prison for killing her husband may have supervised visitation with her…

Judge Halts TN Lethal Injection

A federal judge has halted an upcoming execution in Tennessee, ruling that the state’s lethal injection procedure presents “a substantial risk of unnecessary pain.”

Judge Aleta A. Trauger of Nashville…

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