RUSSELL LEAKS v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Apr 4, 2018

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Russell Leaks, Memphis, Tennessee, Pro Se.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery, III, Attorney General and Reporter; and Andre´e S. Blumstein, Solicitor General; and Pamela S. Lorch, Senior Counsel, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, the State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MCCLARTY

This appeal involves a suit filed in the Tennessee Claims Commission against the State of Tennessee. The claimant alleged that he was seized without a warrant or probable cause, in violation of his Fourth Amendment rights under the United States Constitution. The State sought dismissal, alleging that the Claims Commission did not have the requisite jurisdiction to hear such a claim. The Claims Commissioner agreed and dismissed the claim. The claimant appeals. We affirm.

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