TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Nov 16, 2015

The Tennessee Supreme Court said John Jay Hooker must go through a regular appeals process in his attempt to bring death-with-dignity to the state, The Tennessean reports. Chancellor Carol McCoy dismissed Hooker’s case in September, saying the former gubernatorial candidate did not have the stranding to pursue legal action. Hooker says McCoy should not have heard the case because her husband – Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Roger Page – applied to fill a Tennessee Supreme Court vacancy.