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U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Federal Witness Tampering Statute
U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Federal Witness Tampering Statute

Fowler v. U.S. Last week the Supreme Court clarified the meaning of the Federal Witness Tampering Statute which makes it a crime "to kill another person, with intent to... prevent communication by any person to a Federal law enforcement officer" regarding "information ...

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Blog posts in May, 2011

  • Legislature Loosens Warrant Requirements in Tennessee

    The Exclusionary Rule Reform Act : Tennessee The TN Legislature recently passed The Exclusionary Rule Reform Act, easing the state's strict search ...

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  • TN Supreme Court Clarifies Mandatory Joinder Rule in Robbery and False Report Case out of Memphis

    STATE OF TENNESSEE v. CEDRIC JOHNSON In this opinion, the Supreme Court TN analyzes the mandatory joinder provisions in Tenn. R. Crim. P. 8(a)(1)(A). ...

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  • United States Supreme Court Orders Release of Thousands of California Inmates

    Brown v. Plata The Supreme Court, in a 5 to 4 decision, issued a sure to be controversial holding regarding the prison conditions in California state ...

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  • John Edwards 'did not break the law,' Greg Craig says. US Attorney ready to Indict.

    John Edwards 'did not break the law,' Greg Craig says . The US Attorney in Raleigh appears ready to indict, at issue is campaign money that came from ...

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  • CCA Affirms Murder Conviction But Reverses Conspiracy

    STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JOHN E. LANE This Court of Criminal Appeals opinion out of Knoxville is interesting in that it upholds the main conviction for ...

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  • Supreme Court's Kentucky v. King Resonates Around US

    KENTUCKY v. KING is causing a ripple through the country as people figure out just what the decision means for personal privacy in homes and what is ...

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  • Court of Criminal Appeals Remands Assault Case for Restitution Reconsideration

    State v. Carlton Horton The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday, remanded the case of State v. Carlton Horton, back to the trial court to ...

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  • New DUI Bill for Tennessee

    The New DUI Bill : two new ways that force a blood draw of suspected DUI drivers. A new bill regarding DUI offenses was passed by the Tennessee ...

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  • Blue Alert Bill Signed into Effect

    A new Tennessee bill signed into effect yesterday establishes the “Blue Alert system” “to provide a statewide system for the rapid dissemination of ...

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