CCA Oral Argument Videos

The Court of Criminal Appeals video records some oral arguments, which can be found below.

July 8, 2020 Western Section
 
 
 
 
July 7, 2020 Western Section
 
 
 
 
 
June 25, 2020 Western Section
 
 
 
 
June 23, 2020 Eastern Section
 
 
 
 
 
June 9, 2020 Middle Section
 

Abu-Ali Abdur’Rahman v. State of Tennessee, June 9, 2020, Nashville – This case focuses on whether a trial court had the authority to commute a death sentence to life imprisonment. It originated in Davidson County.

State of Tennessee v Quantorius Rankins, June 9, 2020, Nashville – This Rutherford County case reviews a judge’s authority to deny judicial diversion and require sex offender registration in a statutory rape case.

State of Tennessee v. Willie Nathan Jones, June 9, 2020, Nashville – This second-degree murder case reviews the sufficiency of evidence and admission of the defendant’s statements into the record. It is from Putnam County.

State of Tennessee v. Demarius Jerome Pitts, June 9, 2020, Nashville – This Williamson County case reviews the denial of judicial diversion for a drug charge when the defendant has no previous felony or Class A misdemeanors, but a long list of prior arrests and charges.