May 31, 2000
Volume 6 -- Number 081

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01 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court
00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court Workers' Compensation Panel
00 New Document(s) or Proposed Rule(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court
00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Court of Appeals
01 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals
00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Attorney General (PDF format)
00 New Judicial Ethics Opinion(s)
00 New Formal Ethics Opinion(s) from the Board of Professional Responsibility
 

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Lucian T. Pera
Editor-in-Chief, TBALink

						
						
IN RE: APPLICATION OF APPALACHIAN SCHOOL OF LAW, Petitioner

Court:TSC

First Paragraph:

Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 7, Article 14.01 the Petitioner,
Appalachian School of Law (hereinafter ÒASLÓ) appeals the denial of
the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners to allow graduates of the ASL to
sit for the Tennessee bar exam.

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC/appalachian.wpd


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. EDWARD TALMADGE MCCONNELL Court:TCCA Attorneys: Julie A. Rice, Knoxville, Tennessee, Jeff Kelly and Debbie Huskins, Johnson City, Tennessee, for the appellant, Edward Talmadge McConnell. Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter, Michael J. Fahey, II, Assistant Attorney General, Joe Crumley, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee. Judge: OGLE First Paragraph: The appellant, Edward Talmadge McConnell, appeals his convictions by a jury in the Washington County Criminal Court of aggravated rape and failure to appear. For the offense of aggravated rape, the trial court sentenced the appellant as a repeat violent offender to life imprisonment without parole in the Tennessee Department of Correction. For the offense of failure to appear, the trial court sentenced the appellant as a career offender to a consecutive term of six years in the Department. On appeal, the appellant presents the following issues for our consideration: (1) Whether the evidence adduced at trial is sufficient to support the appellantÕs convictions of aggravated rape and failure to appear; (2) Whether the trial court erred in declining to grant the appellant a mistrial; (3) Whether the trial court erred in ruling that the appellantÕs prior convictions would be admissible for impeachment purposes if the appellant chose to testify; (4) Whether the trial court erred in sentencing the appellant for the offense of aggravated rape. Following a review of the record and the partiesÕ briefs, we affirm the judgment of the trial court as modified. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/mcconnellet.wpd

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