- Tennessee high court postpones all scheduled execution dates Updated: Apr-13-15 4:21 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee Supreme Court postponed execution dates for four inmates, effectively halting all executions while the courts decide whether current protocols for putting people to death are constitutional.
- Reporters may need permission to use laptop, phone in court Updated: Apr-10-15 2:26 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Reporters may soon have to get permission from a judge any time they want to bring a cellphone, laptop or other digital device inside a courtroom.
- Tennessee Supreme Court: Bail is not an absolute right Updated: Apr-07-15 7:55 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The state constitution guarantees the right to bail, but it's not absolute, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
- Supreme Court says jury can convict on less serious charge Updated: Apr-07-15 3:34 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - 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.
- Court adds way for lawyers to donate to access justice Updated: Apr-06-15 5:04 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee Supreme Court said that it is adding a way that lawyers can voluntarily donate to access to justice programs to help people who don't have enough money for an attorney. The state's highest court also adopted changes this week that would not require lawyers to report all of their pro bono hours.