State of Tennessee v. Michael Rimmer - Concurring

State of Tennessee v. Michael Rimmer - Concurring
W2017-00504-SC-DDT-DD

 I concur in the Court’s opinion except for the analysis of the proportionality review. In 1997, this Court narrowed the scope of the proportionality review required by Tennessee Code Annotated section 39 13 206(c)(1)(D) (2018 & Supp. 2020) by limiting consideration to only those cases in which the State sought the death penalty. State v. Bland, 958 S.W.2d 651, 666 (Tenn. 1997). A majority of this Court reaffirmed this truncated approach in State v. Pruitt, 415 S.W.3d 180, 217 (Tenn. 2013). 

Authoring Judge: 
Justice Sharon G. Lee
Originating Judge: 
Judge Chris Craft
Date Filed: 
Friday, April 16, 2021