TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Aug 23, 2018

This issue of the Journal has double the book reviews! First, Tennessee's Solicitor General Andrée Sophia Blumstein reviews the book Borrowed Judges: Visitors in the U.S. Court of Appeals. The book "examines and astutely explains the impact this case-management system has on the work product of the circuit courts and on the development of the law," she writes. "It offers a wealth of useful information for the bench, the bar, judicial administrators, and, indeed, for anyone interested in how and why cases get decided the way they do."

The next review is by Jackson lawyer Daniel Taylor as he takes a look at former TBA President Sam Elliott's book about John C. Brown. The book, which was honored with the 2017 Tennessee History Book Award by the Tennessee Library Association, is "an extremely detailed and well written account that brings to life an important Tennessee lawyer, soldier, politician, leader and railroader. It also examines in fine readable style the issues and personalities of the Tennessee Constitutional Convention of 1870 and the political redemption of Tennessee following the Civil War."