May 12, 1999
Volume 5 -- Number 064

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This Issue (IN THIS ORDER):
 
00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court
00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court Workers' Compensation Panel
01 New Document(s) or Proposed Rule(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court
02 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Court of Appeals
00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals
01 New Judicial Ethics Opinion(s)
00 New Formal Ethics Opinion(s) from the Board of Professional Responsibility
 

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ETHICS OPINION NO. 99-2 First Paragraph: A request has been submitted to the Committee for an opinion regarding the propriety of certain political activity by a part-time municipal court judge. The judge has been requested by the "Alexander for President" campaign staff to be a co-chairperson for the Maury County local campaign. For this part-time municipal court judge with municipal ordinance violation jurisdiction only, the provisions of Canon 5A(1) elucidating the general requirements for political activity are inapplicable. Notwithstanding this exclusion, the Committee opines that the anticipated political activity would be inappropriate by virtue of other provisions of the Tennessee Code of Judicial Conduct. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_Rules/99-2_opn.WP6
GORDON L. PETERS VS. SHARON PETERS (MOORE) Court:TCA Attorneys: For the Plaintiff/Appellant: For the Defendant/Appellee: Kent F. Gearin Mary Jo Middlebrooks Martin, Tennessee Jackson, Tennessee Judge:LILLARD First Paragraph: This is a post-divorce child custody case. The father alleges that violence in the mother's home constitutes a material change of circumstance warranting a change of custody. The trial court denied the father's petition to change custody. We reverse. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/peters_opn.WP6
STATE OF TENNESSEE VS. WILLIAM COX A. C. GILLESS, SHERIFF OF SHELBY COUNTY Court:TCA Attorneys: PAUL G. SUMMERS Attorney General & Reporter MARK A. HUDSON Senior Counsel Nashville, Tennessee Attorneys for Appellant LENARD HACKEL Memphis, Tennessee Attorney for Appellee Judge:HIGHERS First Paragraph: The State of Tennessee ("the State") appeals from an order of the Shelby County Criminal Court that ordered the State "to reimburse the emergency hospitalization and medical treatment" of numerous criminal defendants based upon Tennessee Code Annotated section 41-4-115(b). Based upon the following, we reverse and vacate the lower court's order and remand for further proceedings consistent with this opinion. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/statvcox_opn.WP6

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