TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jun 23, 2014

State Sen. Randy McNally, R-Oak Ridge, has asked the Board of Judicial Conduct to investigate whether two Nashville judges had “too close a relationship” with a lawyer involved in getting a client released from jail without spending a 12-hour “cooling off” period after he was charged with domestic assault. McNally told Humphrey on the Hill that he decided to contact the board after reading newspaper reports that General Sessions Judge Casey Moreland and Night Commissioner Thomas Nelson both waived the requirement in two separate instances at the request of lawyer Brian Lewis. Download McNally's letter to the board. A story in yesterday's Tennessean digs deeper into the connections between Lewis and Moreland.