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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 11, 2018
Davidson County lawyer Robert Elliott McGuire received a public censure from the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Tennessee Supreme Court on April 10. The Nashville Post reports that McGuire, who in 2014 made an unsuccessful bid for Nashville District Attorney, was hired as a federal prosecutor just last week. In October of 2013, McGuire made statements in the rebuttal closing argument of a criminal prosecution that referenced material which had been excluded by the trial court in a pretrial order. Further, the statements were inappropriate, served no legitimate purpose, and resulted in reversal of the conviction by the Court of Criminal Appeals. A spokesperson for U.S. Attorney Don Cochran said the office was aware of the proceedings when it decided to hire McGuire.