TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Barry Kolar on May 13, 2016

Nashville Criminal Court Judge Mark Fishburn’s comments after releasing a man from custody who been jailed for more than 10 days awaiting a preliminary hearing, drew the ire of a judicial colleague, the Tennessean reports. "Whatever the reason for the inordinate delay, it was not brought on by the actions of the defendant, but he is the one who is unduly suffering the consequences of not having his timely day in court," Fishburn's Wednesday order reads. Presiding General Sessions Judge Rachel Bell took Fishburn's order as an affront and called his actions an attack on a medical condition that influences her schedule.