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Sixth Circuit Says 911 Call Justifies Police Entry Into House
Sixth Circuit Says 911 Call Justifies Police Entry Into House

In Stricker v. Township of Cambridge the Sixth Circuit issued a ruling concerning police and their ability to enter a private residence. The case began when members of the Stricker family placed an emergency call to 911 to ask for help for their son who appeared to be ...

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Blog posts in January, 2013

  • Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Case of Woman Who Poisoned Her Best Friend

    On Friday the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal by a woman convicted under a federal law that was meant to curb the existence of chemical ...

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  • Defendant Charged with Animal Cruelty Denied Pretrial Diversion

    By Stevie Phillips On January 23, Justice Lee authored a unanimous Tennessee Supreme Court opinion in Stanton v. State of Tennessee . In sum, Stanton, ...

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  • TN Supreme Court addresses death penalty and mental capacity on appeal

    This appeal, Reid v. State , raises the question of whether a prisoner facing the death penalty has the mental capacity to abandon the pursuit of ...

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  • Court Rules Against Sex Offender Facebook Ban

    A federal appeals court ruled today that an Indiana law that bans registered sex offenders from accessing Facebook and other social networking sites ...

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  • Is Silence Golden? U.S. Supreme Court to Review Use of Pre-arrest Silence at Trial

    By Jay Perry Recently the Supreme Court decided to hear the appeal of Salinas v. Texas , a case involving the murder of two men in 1992. The question ...

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  • Varlan Sworn in as Eastern District's Chief Federal Judge

    U.S. District Judge Tom Varlan yesterday accepted the gavel as chief judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee in a ceremony packed with fellow ...

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  • Tiny Typo Leads to Flawed Warrant and Excluded Evidence

    What may have seemed like a small typo on a warrant amounted to enough reason for a judge to prevent prosecutors from using evidence collected as a ...

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  • 31 DUI arrests reported for New Year's Eve in 16 counties around Chattanooga

    The Times Free Press reports today that 31 DUI arrests occurred over New Years as part of the "No Refusal" enhanced enforcement. The Tennessee Highway ...

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    The Administrative Office of the Courts has received 24 applications for the seat on Judicial Nominating Commission created by the retirement of ...

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