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Confiscation of cellular telephones at Clarksville Montgomery County schools.

TN Attorney General Opinions

Date: 2007-12-21

Opinion Number: 07-168

Resignation of city council member

TN Attorney General Opinions

Date: 2007-12-21

Opinion Number: 07-169

Loudon County Economic Development Agency

TN Attorney General Opinions

Date: 2007-12-21

Opinion Number: 07-170


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Judge ruling clears way for He family return to China
Chinese-born Jack and Casey He, who regained custody of their daughter last summer after a seven-year court battle, were granted voluntary departure status Thursday, clearing the way for a less-stigmatized r eturn to their native China.
Read more in the Commercial Appeal
High court to review death penalty in child rape case
The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to decide whether it's constitutional to impose a death sentence for the crime of child rape. The court also agreed to review two other sentencing cases: Irizarry v. U.S., in which the court is being asked whether a judge should notify both sides if the judge intends to depart from sentencing guidelines; and Greenlaw v. U.S., which would decide whether a federal appeals court can increase a criminal sentence without a gove rnment appeal.
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Knox lawyer named to commission
Gov. Phil Bredesen today named Knoxville attorney Ursula Bailey to the Post-Conviction Defender Commission.

Levine reelected to lead Miller & Martin
Howard I. Levine has been reelected to the position of chairman of Miller & Martin PLLC, the reports. Additionally, Leah M. Gerbitz has been named to the firm's Policy Committee, the committ ee that approves all major decisions for the firm.
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Memphis lawyer hit with second suit
Prominent Memphis lawyer J. Richard Rossie has been hit with a second lawsuit by a former client accusing him of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars after gaining power of attorney.
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No major shakeups in Senate appointments
Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey announced committee assignments for the State Senate on Thursday, keeping the leadership of most intact, the Nashville Post reports. The main changes come because of the resignations of Ward Crutchfield and Jerry Cooper, whose seats have been filled by Andy Berke and Steve Roller. The Judiciary Committee will again be lead by Chair Mae Beavers, Vice Chair Doug Jackson and Secretary Jamie Woodson. Also on the committee will be Diane Black , Mark Norris, Beverly Marrero, Paul Stanley, James Kyle and John Wilder.
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Ophelia Ford in hospital, may miss legislature opening
Sen. Ophelia Ford's health problems continue, the Tennessean reports. The Memphis senator is in the hospital and a family member says it's not certain she will be able to attend when the legislature goes int o session next week.
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