Latest Tennessee Attorney General's Office News

Tennessee, other states ask for action on illegal robocalls

Oct. 15, 2018 4:41 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's attorney general has joined several dozen other states to ask the federal government to take action on illegal robocalls. Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III's office said in a news release that a document signed by officials from almost three dozen states asks the...

AG: Supreme Court can set new execution date after reprieve

Oct. 12, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III says nothing is stopping the state Supreme Court from setting a new execution date once the 10-day reprieve expires for death row inmate Edmund Zagorski. Slatery sent a notice to the high court on Friday. A day before, Gov. Bill...

Tennessee to receive $1.7M from Uber data breach settlement

Sep. 27, 2018 5:24 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's attorney general says the state will receive a $1.7 million share from a $148 million nationwide settlement with Uber over its data breach. Attorney General Herbert Slatery's office says the money will be put in the state's general fund. Slatery's office says the...

Tennessee AG lawyer downplays jump to 553 record exemptions

Sep. 13, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A state attorney general's office lawyer is downplaying concerns that Tennessee code includes 553 public records exemptions, saying that's just nine added annually on average. Janet Kleinfelter of the attorney general's office told a legislative panel Thursday that much has changed...