TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 27, 2017
The Shelby County Commission approved a resolution last night opposing the end of federal oversight of the Memphis-Shelby County Juvenile Court, the Memphis Daily News reports. Last week County Mayor Mark Luttrell and other officials sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking for relief from the five years of Justice Department oversight. Commission chairman Melvin Burgess expressed dismay that commissioners were not informed of the plans for the request and lamented that no one involved in the decision making was a person of color. Luttrell said that he will veto the resolution.