TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 29, 2018
In an opinion authored by Tennessee Court of Appeals Chief Judge D. Michael Swiney, the state’s appellate court turned aside a push from 71 state lawmakers to have a legal say in the state’s first same-sex divorce case, Knoxnews reports. The case has since been settled, but Tennessee’s legislators still wanted to weigh in. “While the (legislators) apparently wish to force the actual parties to the suit, Sabrina and Erica, to continue their dispute in court, those parties have chosen not to do so,” Swiney wrote. The court also ordered the legislators to pay court costs for the appeal.