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Sixth Circuit Rules that Park Ranger Was Right to Detain Man Carrying AK-47
Sixth Circuit Rules that Park Ranger Was Right to Detain Man Carrying AK-47

In Embody v. Ward the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that a park ranger did not violate the rights of a man who wore camouflage and carried an AK-47-style pistol across his chest with a loaded 30-round clip in a Nashville park. The gun toting man from ...

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Blog posts in September, 2012

  • U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on DUI Forced Blood Draws

    By Jay Perry The U.S. Supreme Court has just granted certiorari to hear an appeal to decide whether the police can force a suspected drunken driver to ...

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  • Recent incident shows that Tennessee bank robbery doesn’t pay

    Authorities in Murfreesboro recently released images of an individual they say tried unsuccessfully to rob a local Bank of America branch. The police ...

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  • Study Highlights Harm Done by Felon Disenfranchisement Laws

    This election year voting rights laws have turned into a heated issue as civil rights groups and state legislatures fight over photo ID requirements. ...

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  • When GPS Tracking Violates Privacy Rights

    For the right to personal privacy to survive in America in this digital age, courts must be meticulous in applying longstanding privacy protections to ...

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  • Supreme Court Affirms Judgment Against Georgia Crematory Operator For Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Resulting from Mishandling of Corpse

    09/21/12 Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Supreme Court today upheld the jury verdict against T. Ray Brent Marsh, operator of the Tri-State Crematory ...

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  • TN Supreme Court Reiterates Definition of “Serious Bodily Injury”

    The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled in a recent opinion, State of Tennessee v. Michael Farmer and Anthony Clark , that a gunshot wound is not ...

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  • Sixth Circuit says cell phone GPS data can be used to track criminals

    by Lee Davis United States v. Melvin Skinner The Sixth Circuit recently ruled that using GPS data to track the owner of a pay-as-you-go cell phone is ...

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  • The CCA, Tenn. R. Evid. 803(26), and Prior Inconsistent Statements as Substantive Evidence

    By Stevie Phillips In State v. Ackerman , the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals addressed Tennessee Rule of Evidence 803(26), a hearsay exception ...

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  • Chattanooga Gang Violence Leads to Cross-Border Partnership

    A recent partnership was announced between the Walker County, Georgia and Hamilton County, Tennessee sheriffs departments intended to reduce some of ...

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