Tennessee Bar Journal Editorial Board

The Tennessee Bar Journal editorial board reviews submissions and helps shape the editorial policy of the monthly magazine.

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Memphis Law to Hire Legal Writing Professors

The University of Memphis School of Law is looking to hire up to three full-time legal writing professors to teach in its first-year legal methods program. Those interested in being considered should email a cover letter, resume and three references to Professor David S. Romantz, chair of the Faculty Recruitment Committee by Sept. 16. Read more about the openings.

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AG Opinion on Traffic Cameras Reported Incorrectly

A story in TBAToday in July that also was published in the Tennessee Bar Journal's August issue incorrectly quoted Attorney General Opinion 16-24. The opinion did not contain the language used in quotation marks within the stories, thereby misrepresenting the position of the Attorney General. The opinion addressed the question whether Tenn. Code Ann. § 55-8-198(b)(1) permits “employees of private traffic camera companies who are neither law enforcement officers nor residents of Tennessee to review video footage from unmanned traffic cameras and determine whether there is a traffic violation before the private employees submit the footage to law enforcement officers for their review and final determination of a violation.” The opinion found that review of the footage by these companies’ employees is permitted and does not violate state law, but “only POST-certified or state-commissioned law enforcement officers — and no one else — has authority to review traffic camera evidence and determine, based on that review, whether a traffic violation has occurred.”

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