TBALink Opinion-Flash

May 7, 1998 -- Volume #4 -- Number #074

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BILL McMURRY
vs.
HANCOCK COUNTY ELECTION 
COMMISSION, JOHN KNOX       
WALKUP, ATTORNEY GENERAL    
OF TENNESSEE, and the       
ELECTION COMMISSION of the  
STATE OF TENNESSEE

Court:TCA

Attorneys: 

William A. Zierer, Morristown, for Appellant.

Janie C. Porter, Assistant Attorney General, Nashville, For Appellees.
                         
Judge:INMAN

First Paragraph:

The appellant, a nonlawyer, was elected to the office of General
Sessions Judge of Hancock County in the August 1990 general election.

URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/mcmurray_ca3.WP6
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STATE OF TENNESSEE
vs.
ANTHONY JOEL ALLEN, JR.

Court:TCCA

Attorneys:

For the Appellant:              For the Appellee:

John Harwell Dickey             John Knox Walkup
District Public Defender        Attorney General and Reporter
                            
Michael D. Randles              Karen M. Yacuzzo            
Assistant Public Defender       Assistant Attorney General
105 S. Main Street              425 Fifth Avenue North
Fayetteville, TN 37334          Nashville, TN 37243-0493
(At trial)

Curtis H. Gann                  W. Michael McCown
Assistant Public Defender       District Attorney General
(On appeal)
                                Frank Charles Crawford
                                James Barnes Cox
                                Asst District Attorneys
                                215 E. College Street 
                                Fayetteville, TN 37334
                                                      
Judge:Barker

First Paragraph:

The appellant, Anthony Joel Allen, Jr., appeals as of right his
conviction in the Lincoln County Circuit Court of attempted second
degree murder.  Appellant was sentenced to ten years as a Range I
offender.  On appeal, he contends that the evidence was insufficient
to support his conviction and that his sentence is excessive.  After a
thorough review of the record, we affirm the judgment of the trial
court.

URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/allenaj_mdr.WP6
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STATE OF TENNESSEE
vs.
WILLIE D. GRAHAM

Court:TCCA

Attorneys:

For Appellant:              For Appellee:

J. Thomas Marshall, Jr.     John Knox Walkup
Public Defender             Attorney General and Reporter
101 South Main Street
Clinton, TN  37716          Elizabeth B. Marney
                            Assistant Attorney General
                            Criminal Justice Division
                            425 Fifth Avenue North
                            Nashville, TN  37243-0493
                        
                            Jan Hicks
                            Asst District Attorney General
                            127 Anderson County Courthouse
                            Clinton, TN  37716                          

Judge:WADE

First Paragraph:

Indicted for first degree murder, the defendant, Willie D. Graham, was
convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the death of his
brother-in-law, Ray Anthony Shervington.  The trial court imposed a
Range I sentence of six years.

URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/grahamwd_opn.WP6

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