Appellate Practice Section

This section 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.

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Nashville, TN 37202-0207
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Memphis, TN 38103-1827
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Nashville, TN 37219

Delke Lawyers Appeal Change of Venue to Supreme Court

Lawyers for Andrew Deke, a Nashville police officer charged with murder, asked the Tennessee Supreme Court late today to consider calling an outside jury for the murder trial, the Tennessean reports. A jury trial is scheduled to begin in March but lawyers said if a change of venue is granted the trial should be delayed. Delke, who is white, was charged with first-degree murder after he shot Daniel Hambrick, who was black, in the back during a 2018 foot chase. The Court of Criminal Appeals ruled this week that it would not overturn a lower court's decision denying a venue change.

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Retirement Celebration Planned for Judge Susano

A retirement celebration is planned for Tennessee Court of Appeals Judge Charles D. Susano Jr. on Feb. 28 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay St. Knoxville 37902. After more than 25 years of service, Tennessee’s longest-serving state appellate judge announced earlier this month that he would retire from the bench effective April 30.

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