Appellate Practice Section

This is TBA’s newest section and was created by TBA leadership to provide members the opportunity to come together for the purposes of exchanging information and to provide CLE on appellate practice issues.

Chair
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell...
165 Madison Ave Suite 2000
Memphis, TN 38103
(901)577-2256
Immediate Past Chair
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
1600 Division Street, Suite 700
Nashville, TN 37203
(615)252-2374
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

10 Sworn-in to U.S. Supreme Court at TBA Academy

Ten Tennessee attorneys were admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court today as part of the TBA's 34th Annual Academy in Washington, D.C. The event, which offered three hours of CLE credit, kicked off Tuesday with a reception and celebration dinner, continuing today with breakfast at the Supreme Court, being sworn-in, and watching two oral arguments. After hearing a lecture on the history of the court the group had lunch at the U.S. Capitol, followed by a tour conducted by a staff member from Sen. Bob Corker's office. Those admitted today are Deborah Murphy Dickson, Michael Patrick Dolan, Floyd Senter Flippin, Thomas H. Forrester, Mark N. Foster, Zachary D. Jones, TBA President-elect Jason Pannu, Donna Simpson, TBA Executive Director Joycelyn Stevenson and Scott David Weiss. See a picture of the group.

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DOJ Tells Supreme Court to Drop 'Moot' Travel Ban

The U.S. Department of Justice told the Supreme Court yesterday it should drop a pending challenge to President Donald Trump’s travel ban because the ban has been replaced with a new version, the ABA Journal reports. The third and newest version of the ban removed Sudan and adds Chad, North Korea, and certain citizens of Venezuela. The DOJ said that due to the changes, the case is moot. It also asked the Supreme Court to vacate lower court rulings in the case.
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