Latest Tennessee Supreme Court News

Tennessee high court pick goes to state AG's office attorney

Jan. 12, 2022 15:31 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Wednesday picked a high-level lawyer in the attorney general's office for a vacancy on the state Supreme Court, signaling a likely shift further right for the court. The Republican governor selected Tennessee Associate Solicitor...

Tennessee names deputy director as new court system leader

Dec. 16, 2021 04:03 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court has picked Deputy Director Michelle Long to become the next director of the state’s Administrative Office of the Courts. The court system’s announcement Wednesday comes after current Director Deborah Taylor Tate said earlier...

Tennessee panel considering 11 Supreme Court applicants

Nov. 23, 2021 04:07 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Governor's Council for Judicial Appointments will meet next month to select nominees for the Tennessee Supreme Court. The opening was created by the death of Justice Cornelia A. Clark. There are 11 applicants for the...

Tennessee court reschedules executions postponed by pandemic

Nov. 03, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court on Wednesday set two execution dates for 2022, a move that comes after executions in the state were put on hold due to the pandemic. Oscar Smith had been sentenced to die on June 4, 2020, for the murders of his...