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TN Supreme Court Holds That Use Of Racial Derogatory Remark Against African American Officer Was Not Protected Speech
TN Supreme Court Holds That Use Of Racial Derogatory Remark Against African American Officer Was Not Protected Speech

STATE V. TEDDY RAY MITCHELL The events in this case concern an anti-immigration rally at the Hamblen County Courthouse grounds in Morristown, TN in 2006. Teddy Mitchell attended the rally and sought to park his car in a prohibited area at the court house. When he was told by ...

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Blog posts in March, 2011

  • White Lightning--Synthetic Forms Of Cocaine And LSD Are Not Prohibited By Current Tennessee Law

    Attorney General Opinion on Synthetic Cocaine and LSD. The TN Attorney General was asked whether Tennessee Law prohibits the production, manufacture, ...

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  • CCA Vacates Judgment For Implied Consent Verdict By Jury

    State v. MacKinnon CCA holds that T.C.A. § 55-10-406(a)(5) gives to the trial court, not a jury, the authority for determining whether the noncriminal ...

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  • District Attorney's Office Not Liable For Brady Violation. $14 Million Dollar Judgment Overturned By Supreme Court

    CONNICK, DISTRICT ATTORNEY, ET AL. v . THOMPSON In this 5-4 opinion, the Supreme Court reversed a $14 million dollar judgment and found that a ...

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  • CCA Reverses Trial Court And Allows Mail Box Rule Postconvition Petition to Proceed

    State v. Franklin The Tennessee statute says that when a post conviction petition is filed by or on behalf of a pro se petitioner incarcerated in a ...

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  • U.S. Sentencing Commission Crack Cocaine Retroactivity Data

    U.S. Sentencing Commission Preliminary Crack Cocaine Retroactivity Data Report. The Fair Sentencing Act was passed by Congress and signed into law to ...

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  • Sixth Cicuit Finds No Plain Error In Use of Defendants Proffer Statements in PSR

    US v. Jackson Counsel for Jackson never objected to the presence of the defendant's proffer statements in his presentence report (PSR) at sentencing. ...

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  • Should A 13 Year Old Child Be Given Miranda Warnings When Questioned By Police At School? Supreme Court Oral Arguments JDB v. NC.

    On Wednesday, March 23rd, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in J.D.B. V. North Carolina . The transcript of yesterday's oral argument makes ...

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  • Supreme Court to Consider Whether State Court Judge Can Jail Person Without Appointing Counsel

    * Turner v. Rogers On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in a case that will determine whether a state court judge can jail a person ...

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  • Eastern District of Tennessee Orders Million Dollar Restitution to Victim in Child Pornography Case

    Judge Collier Ordered restitution of over a million dollars in a recent sentencing of a child pornography defendant. This is a first for the Eastern ...

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