TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 29, 2017
Defense attorneys for two former University of Tennessee football players accused of rape are urging the Tennessee Supreme Court not to review a lower court ruling that was a victory for those accused across the state, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports. The ruling from the state Court of Criminal Appeals allowed the football players’ defense to access what their accuser and her friends said via text and social media before and after the accusations were made. Assistant Attorney General Nicholas Spangler wants the justices to review the case and allow prosecutors to be the gatekeepers for what the defense gets to see.