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Tennessee Supreme Court schedules 2 more execution dates

Jan. 15, 2020 7:42 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court on Wednesday scheduled dates to execute two more death row inmates, but justices still haven't ruled on the attorney general's requests to set seven more. Continuing Tennessee's trend toward capital punishment, the court scheduled Oscar Franklin Smith to...

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, Abu-Ali Abdur'Rahman attends a hearing in Nashville, Tenn. Tennessee's highest court has put a hold on the pending execution of a black inmate after he raised claims that racism tainted the jury selection at his trial. A Nashville judge earlier this year approved an agreement with local prosecutors to resentence Abu-Ali Abdur'Rahman to life in prison. The agreement came after Abdur'Rahman presented evidence that prosecutors at his trial showed a preference for white jurors. Tennessee' attorney general has appealed the agreement.. The state Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered that Abdur'Rahman's April execution date be put on hold until the appeal can be heard. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Execution on hold in Tennessee after racism argument raised

Dec. 11, 2019 5:33 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The pending execution of a black inmate was put on hold Wednesday by Tennessee's highest court after the inmate said racism tainted the jury selection at his trial. In August, a Nashville judge approved an agreement between Abu-Ali Abdur-Rahman and Nashville's district attorney to...

Likely no paper trail for voting in Memphis on Super Tuesday

Dec. 3, 2019 7:14 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s largest county probably won’t have new voting machines that create a voter-verifiable paper trail in place for the presidential primary election on March 3, an attorney for the state said Tuesday. Janet Kleinfelter of the Tennessee attorney general’s...

Tennessee AG’s wife holds Walgreens stock amid opioid suits

Nov. 26, 2019 8:38 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The wife of a state attorney general who’s helping lead national opioid epidemic settlement negotiations has held investments in Walgreens for years. According to The Tennessean, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery’s ethics filings show his wife’s...