Family Law Section

One of the goals of the Family Law Section is to bring practitioners together who share a common interest in family law. The section newsletter keeps practitioners abreast of changes in the law, as does the section’s annual CLE program.

Chair
Rogers Kamm & Shea
2205 State St
Nashville, TN 37203
(615)320-0600
Immediate Past Chair
Southeast Tennessee Legal Services
821 Houston St #203
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423)756-0128
Vice-Chair
Shea Moskovitz Mcghee
530 Oak Court Dr, Ste 355
Memphis, TN 38117-3733
(901)821-0044

Florida Same-Sex Marriages May Be Delayed

Same-sex marriages were set to start in Florida on Jan. 6, 2015, however, that is now uncertain after U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas agreed to hear arguments over a federal judge’s decision to overturn the state’s ban. The Associated Press reports in The Columbia Daily Herald that Thomas can either act alone to continue the hold that is set to expire on Jan. 5, 2015, allow it to be lifted or bring the matter to his colleagues on the full court.

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Supreme Court Blocks Limit to Abortion Drug’s Use

The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked enforcement of an Arizona law aimed at limiting use of the increasingly popular abortion pill, National Public Radio reports. The pill was approved by the FDA in 2000 for the first seven weeks of pregnancy. Since then, scientists have developed safer and smaller doses that allow the drug to be used through the ninth week. Arizona's law would force doctors to use the pill only for the original, FDA-approved seven weeks. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily blocked enforcement of the state statute, pending further litigation. The lower court said the law imposed "an undue burden" on a woman's right to have an abortion. The Supreme Court on Monday refused to intervene, meaning that at least for now, the Arizona law will not be enforced, and the "undue burden" test stands.

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