Committee on the Judiciary

This committee was formed in 2013.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell...
211 Commerce St. Ste. 800
Nashville, TN 37201

Senate Judiciary to Meet This Month

The Senate Judiciary Study Committee Calendar for Oct. 19, 10 a.m., includes Criminal Justice Reform, Prosecutorial Discretion (Senate Bill 37) and Militarization of Law Enforcement (Senate Bill 887). View the calendar.

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Group Calls for Action Against General Sessions Judge

The Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers has filed a complaint with the Board of Judicial Conduct seeking sanctions against Nashville General Sessions Judge Allegra Walker, News Channel 5 reports. The issue arises from an e-mail Walker sent in June in which she told prosecutors what she won’t accept in her court pertaining to plea negotiations, such as agreed orders on domestics or multiple probation offers. TACDL argues the email reflects Walker’s bias against certain defendants, claiming the judge's actions could amount to "judicial interference."

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