TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jun 25, 2014

The Washington County Heritage Committee this week unveiled eight historical legal documents inside the George P. Jaynes Justice Center, roughly two years after getting the state legislative go-ahead to place them inside county buildings, the Johnson City Press reports. The Ten Commandments, the Magna Carta, Watauga Petition of 1776, Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the State of Franklin, Preamble of the United States Constitution, The Bill of Rights and other amendments, and the Tennessee Constitution of 1796 were among the initial documents chosen for display that are “historically significant documents related to the American and Tennessee Jurisprudence,” according to a resolution unanimously approved by the County Commission.