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New Law in Tennessee on Harassment
New Law in Tennessee on Harassment

Senate Bill 487 H arassment Charges in TN The TN Legislature recently passed a law, sure to effect many Chattanooga residents, which expands the Class A misdemeanor of Harassment to include posts on Social Networking sites. The law provides that harassment includes: "Any ...

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Blog posts in June, 2011

  • Supreme Court sides with Wal-mart in Huge Class Action Suit

    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, et. al. Three former or current Wal-Mart employees brought suit against Wal-Mart as representatives of one of the ...

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  • Indigent Defendants Do Not Have the Right to an Attorney in Civil Contempt Proceedings

    Turner v. Rogers The U.S. Supreme Court decided an interesting case this week, Turner v. Rogers , addressing an indigent defendant's right to counsel ...

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  • Age Now a Factor for Miranda Warnings

    J.D.B. v. North Carolina The U.S. Supreme Court decided last week that a child's age may be considered when determining the adequacy of Miranda ...

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  • U.S. Supreme Court: Sentences Cannot be Increased Because of Rehabilitation

    Tapia v. United States The United States Supreme Court recently held that drug rehabilitation is no longer an appropriate reason for a longer prison ...

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  • U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies "Violent Felonies" under the ACCA

    The U.S. Supreme Court held last week in Sykes v. United States that fleeing a law enforcement officer in an automobile is considered a "violent ...

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  • Supreme Court Finds Federal Minimum Sentences for Cocaine Apply to All Forms of Base Cocaine

    DEPIERRE v. UNITED STATES The Supreme Court decided (9-0) yesterday that the statutory minimum guidelines for cocaine base include all forms of ...

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  • "I Hate Meth Act" becomes Tennessee Law

    The I Hate Meth Act Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed the I Hate Meth Act on Monday June 6th, 2011. The Act requires TN pharmacies to ...

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  • John Edwards Indicted by Federal Grand Jury in North Carolina

    The Six Count Indictment: US v. John Reid Edwards . This 19 page document details the charges against John Edwards. Count 1 is a Conspiracy Count. ...

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  • New Law Bans Password Sharing

    A new Tennessee Law signed by Gov. Haslam bans password sharing. Minor infractions result in a fine and the most serious violations are felonies with ...

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