Tag Archives: Tennessee Supreme Court

Attorneys for Death Row Inmates Fight Lethal Injection, Say it Can Cause Extreme \suffering

The Tennessee Supreme Court says the death penalty is constitutional, so there must be a constitutional way to carry it out. But attorneys for 33 death row inmates say lethal injection isn’t one of them. In a trial that began … Continue reading

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Tenn. Executions Postponed

The Tennessee Supreme Court has stayed all execution dates as various legal challenges work through the court system. Friday’s unanimous decision postpones scheduled execution dates for four death row inmates. None of the 69 inmates on death row in Nashville … Continue reading

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Tenn. Supreme Court says Jury can Convict on Less Serious Charge

The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that a jury is free to convict someone of the less serious crime of criminal attempt even if there is actual evidence that the crime was not only attempted but actually completed. The decision … Continue reading

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Tennessee Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence

The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a man who killed an elderly couple near Land Between the Lakes after he escaped from a Kentucky prison. William Eugene Hall was convicted of first-degree felony murder for his … Continue reading

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Tennessee Supreme Court Announces Business Court Project

The Tennessee Supreme Court has announced the creation of a new business court pilot project that aims to make complex commercial litigation more efficient. The new pilot court will be located in Nashville and be overseen by Davidson County Chancellor … Continue reading

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Supreme Court to Review State Execution Challenge

The Tennessee Supreme court says it will take up a challenge to the state’s new execution law that returns ” Old Sparky” as a death penalty alternative. State lawmakers approved electric chair executions last year after problems surfaced with he … Continue reading

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Supreme Court to hear arguments in execution case

Attorneys for the state will try to convince the Tennessee Supreme Court justices that they should not have to turn over the names of executioners to the attorneys for 11 death row inmates. Attorneys for the inmates say they need … Continue reading

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Court to Decide on Secrecy of Execution Team

The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear arguments in a legal challenge from death row inmates that has already postponed two scheduled executions. Eleven inmates have sued the state over its lethal injection and electrocution procedures, claiming they are unconstitutional. As … Continue reading

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Study Results Big Legal Need Among Low-Income Tennesseans

(News Channel 5- Nashville) A new study found more than 60 percent of low-income Tennesseans face a significant civil legal need. According to a news release from the Tennessee Supreme Court, respondents cited conflicts with creditors and landlords, problems obtaining … Continue reading

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Lawyer in Holly Bobo Case Suspended

An attorney representing a man accused of kidnapping and killing Holly Bobo has been suspended from practicing law by the Tennessee Supreme Court. John Herbison will be suspended for 60 days and then placed on probation for 16 months because … Continue reading

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