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Tennessee legislators celebrate Independence Day with 151 new laws set to take effect on July 1st
Tennessee legislators celebrate Independence Day with 151 new laws set to take effect on July 1st

By Lee Davis Tennessee legislators have been busy these last few months compiling a seemingly never-ending stack of bills for Governor Bill Haslam's signature. This legislation will become law on July 1st. What are they? Well they cover a wide variety of concerns and some ...

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Blog posts in June, 2012

  • 151 New Laws in Tennessee beginning July 1, 2112

    by Lee Davis 151 New Tennessee Laws going into effect July 1, 2012. There are new laws going into effect in Tennessee in a few days that range from ...

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  • The defense says DA knew of Judge Baumgartner's misconduct

    by Lee Davis The Christian/Newsom case saw another development today as defense attorneys Tom Dillard and Stephen Ross Johnson responded to the ...

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  • Supreme Court Strikes Down Mandatory Life Sentences For Juveniles

    By Jay Perry On Monday the Supreme Court issued a ruling on Miller v.Alabama , a case previous discussed here . The case involved two fourteen year ...

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  • TN Court of Criminal Appeals Rejects Petition From Defendant With Life Sentence

    State of Tennessee v. David Edward Niles The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals recently rejected a petition from a man serving a life sentence for ...

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  • Supreme Court Overrules Sixth Circuit and Reinstates Murder Convictions

    by Lee Davis Parker v. Matthews Earlier this week the U.S. Supreme Court restored murder convictions against a Kentucky man who broke into his ...

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  • The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals on Split Confinement

    By Stevie Phillips Harvey Brian Cochran was convicted of reckless homicide, a Class D felony. On appeal, he argued that the trial court erred by ...

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  • Baumgartner’s Attorneys Get Three Months to Prepare

    The Knoxville case involving disgraced former judge Richard Baumgartner moved forward last week with news that his defense attorneys, Don Bosch and ...

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  • Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals Finds Career Criminal Not Entitled to Alternative Sentencing

    by Bryan Hoss State of Tennessee v. William Henry Wiggins The defendant, William Henry Wiggins, was convicted in Davidson County Circuit Court of ...

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  • TN Court of Criminal Appeals Says Petition Regarding 1988 Drug Conviction is Moot

    Joby Lee Teal v. The Criminal Court of Shelby County, Tennessee Joby Lee Teal, a pro se petitioner, sought declaratory judgment concerning the ...

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