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.

Miller & Martin PLLC
832 Georgia Ave Ste 1200
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Immediate Past Chair
Hagan & Farrar, PLLC
106 North Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Historic Oral Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage Begin Tuesday

When the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments Tuesday in a case that could decide whether gay and lesbian couples nationwide have the constitutional right to marry, Tennessee will be a big part of it. Legal analysts say the case could do for gay couples what Brown v. Board of Education did for black Americans and what Roe v. Wade did for women's rights concerning abortions. "This will be the case everyone refers to 50 years from now as the gay rights case," Vanderbilt University Law School Professor Brian Fitzpatrick told The Tennessean. Both sides see the case as a legacy-making moment for Chief Justice John Roberts, CNN reports, upset nearly three years ago upset conservatives with a pivotal vote to uphold the Affordable Care Act. The ABA Journal takes a look at recent cases involving the rights of same-sex couples.

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Court Grants Review on Lesser-Included Offenses Case

The Tennessee Supreme Court recently granted review in a case on the issue of lesser-included offenses. The Raybin-Perky Hotlist reviews it and makes a prediction as to how it may be decided.

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