Supreme Court Determines Search Warrant Signed By Judge For Property Outside of District Invalid - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Sep 26, 2018

The Tennessee Supreme Court today held that a Circuit Court judge in Tennessee lacks jurisdiction to issue search warrants for property located outside the judge’s statutorily defined judicial district unless the judge has obtained expanded geographical jurisdiction by interchange, designation, appointment, or another lawful means. Justice Cornelia A. Clark authored the unanimous opinion in State of Tennessee v. Charlotte Lynn Frazier and Andrea Parks.