Committee on the Judiciary

This committee was formed in 2013.

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Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell...
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Nashville, TN 37201
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Sammons Order Struck Down

Campbell County Judge Amanda Sammons is again under fire, this time for asking the Department of Children Services to drug test citizens in court bathrooms, Knoxnews reports. That action was appealed to 8th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge John McAfee, who struck down Sammons' drug-testing order, saying she "has no authority to enter a blanket order purporting to bind a non-party to a non-case." Sammons is currently on probation following an ethics investigation into accusations of misconduct in the courtroom. 

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Appeals Court Upholds Travel Ban Suspension

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld the suspension of President Donald Trump’s travel ban executive order, CNBC reports. A panel of three judges in San Francisco decided the case, brought before the appellate court after U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order halting the ban. The states of Washington and Minnesota initiated the suit. Read the full opinion here.
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