TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Barry Kolar on May 1, 2015

The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next week regarding whether a death row inmate can properly challenge the constitutionality of electrocution as a possible method of execution. The  issue is part of a broader suit being brought by 34 death row inmates challenging Tennessee’s death penalty protocol. That case is continuing in a lower court while this interlocutory appeal is being heard. The court will also hear six other cases when it convenes in Knoxville. Read more about them from the Administrative Office of the Courts.