Press Releases

April 28, 2021
ATJ Commission and Partners Unite for Communities in NeedThe Tennessee equal justice community continues to provide opportunities for Tennesseans to connect to civil legal help throughout the month...
April 27, 2021
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Circuit Court Judge in the 19th Judicial District, which covers Montgomery and Robertson counties. This vacancy was created by the...
April 27, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court has one case set for its April 28, 2021 docket. This case will be heard using livestream video conferencing. It will be livestreamed to: https://www.youtube.com/user/...
April 26, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that a general contractor has no private right of action against an insurance company for a violation of a Tennessee statute requiring the insurance...
April 22, 2021
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider six applicants for the circuit court vacancy in the 19th judicial district, which includes Montgomery and Robertson counties. This vacancy was created...
April 21, 2021
A mother of two regained custody of her children and celebrated a new chapter of her life recently at the first graduation ceremony of the Rutherford County Safe Baby Court. Rutherford County...
April 16, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court today upheld the death sentence for Michael Dale Rimmer, convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend in 1997. This was Mr. Rimmer’s second conviction for the crime, after his...
April 13, 2021
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider six applicants for the circuit court vacancy in the 14th judicial district, which includes Coffee County. This vacancy was created by the retirement...
April 12, 2021
Judge Jill Bartee Ayers was unanimously confirmed during a joint session of the Tennessee General Assembly as the newest member of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals – Middle Section. Judge...
April 9, 2021
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission began accepting applications for a circuit court vacancy in the 10th Judicial District, which covers Bradley, Polk, McMinn, and Monroe counties, on March 25, 2021....
April 8, 2021
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Circuit Court Judge in the 19th Judicial District, which covers Montgomery and Robertson counties. This vacancy was created by the...
April 1, 2021
The reprieve issued by Governor Bill Lee in the capital case matter of Pervis Payne is scheduled to expire on April 9, 2021. Upon expiration of the reprieve, the Tennessee Supreme Court has the...
March 30, 2021
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Circuit Court Judge in the 14th Judicial District, which covers Coffee County. This vacancy was created by the retirement of the...
March 30, 2021
The Tennessee Senate Judiciary Committee today held a confirmation hearing for Judge Jill Bartee Ayers for a seat on the Court of Criminal Appeals Middle Section. Judge Ayers is currently a circuit...
March 29, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court has two cases set for its March 31, 2021 docket. One case will be heard using livestream video conferencing and can be viewed at www.youtube.com/tncourts/feature, starting...
March 26, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled today that a sentence imposed in accordance with a statute that is later declared unconstitutional is voidable, not illegal, within the meaning of Tennessee Rule of...
March 25, 2021
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Circuit Court Judge in the 10th Judicial District, which covers Bradley, Polk, McMinn, and Monroe Counties. This vacancy was created...
March 8, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility’s assessment of costs from a disciplinary proceeding to Memphis attorney Larry E. Parrish and ordered him...
March 2, 2021
Several Tennessee Supreme Court justices and intermediate appellate judges joined other state leaders in a processional as the three State of Tennessee constitutions made their way to the new State...
March 1, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court today reinstated a jury’s verdict finding a Davidson County woman, Shalonda Weems, guilty of aggravated child neglect. The Court concluded that the evidence at trial could...
February 24, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled today that a lawsuit filed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. against the City of Memphis, Shelby County, and Memphis Basketball involving the construction of a 6,...
February 23, 2021
In a unanimous opinion released today, the Tennessee Supreme Court held the inevitable discovery rule, an exception to the exclusionary rule that applies when tainted evidence would have been...
February 23, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court has three cases set for its February 24, 2021 docket. The first case will be heard using livestream video conferencing. It is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. CST at: ...
February 17, 2021
The Jackson Supreme Court Building and the Nashville Supreme Court Building will both remain closed on Thursday, February 18, 2021, due to continued inclement weather.  These closures include...
February 16, 2021
The Jackson Supreme Court Building and the Nashville Supreme Court Building will both remain closed on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, due to continued inclement weather.  These closures include...