SUPREME COURT OF TENNESSEE
SUPREME COURT DISCRETIONARY APPEALS
Court:TSC - Rules
CLINTON BOOKS, INC. v. CITY OF MEMPHIS
Michael F. Pleasants, David Andrew E. Lumb, and Frierson M. Graves,
Jr., Memphis, For Appellant, Clinton Books, Inc.
Edward M. Bearman, Memphis, and Bradley J. Shafer, Lansing, Michigan,
For Intervening Plaintiff/Appellant, Fantasy Warehouse, Inc.
Steven D. Townsdin, Memphis, For Defendant/Appellee, City of Memphis
Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter, State of Tennessee;
Michael E. Moore, Solicitor General; Steven A. Hart, Special Counsel,
For Intervenor Defendant/Appellee, Tennessee Attorney General Summers
At issue in this appeal is the legislature's authority, under the
Tennessee Constitution, to impose mandatory closing times on
adult-oriented businesses in order to combat the secondary effects
associated with those establishments. Appellants, Clinton Books, Inc.
("Clinton Books") and Fantasy Warehouse, Inc. ("Fantasy Warehouse"),
challenge the constitutionality of T.C.A. _ 7-51- 1402 through
7-51-1406 ("the Act"), arguing that the Act violates several rights
guaranteed by the Tennessee Constitution, among them the rights of
religious and expressive freedom, due process, and equal protection of
the law. Appellants further contend that the trial court erred in
ruling on the merits of their claims during the hearing on a motion
for temporary injunction. We affirm in part, reverse in part, and
remand for further proceedings.
IN THE MATTER OF: D.C. AND S.C., STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF
CHILDREN'S SERVICES v. KAREN CAREY, ET AL.
Jason W. Pearcy, Camden, For Appellant, Karen Carey
Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Julie Randall Pablo,
Assistant Attorney General, For Appellee, Tennessee Department of
This is a termination of parental rights case. Mother appeals from
the order of the Juvenile Court of Benton County, terminating her
parental rights on the grounds of persistence of conditions.
Specifically, Mother asserts that the trial court erred in admitting
evidence of an event that occurred after the Petition to Terminate had
been filed, that the termination of her parental rights is not
supported by clear and convincing evidence in the record, and that
termination is not in the best interest of the children. We reverse
MARSHA RICKETTS v. SARA M. ROBINSON, ET AL.
Bruce Conley, Union City, Tennessee, for the appellant, Marsha
Kyle C. Atkins, Humboldt, for the appellee, Sara M. Robinson.
Fred N. McLean, Paris, Tennessee, for the appellee, Larry Pentecost.
This is an appeal from a jury verdict finding that all parties
involved were without fault in an automobile accident. We affirm.