TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Oct 1, 2018
The U.S. Supreme Court declined today to hear a challenge to Amendment 1, the 2014 ballot measure that added language to the state’s constitution that eliminated the right to an abortion, WBIR reports. “This is a confirmation of the state’s position from the outset: a state, and not a federal court, should decide how votes are counted under its own constitution," said Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery in a statement. "This finally puts to rest any uncertainty surrounding the people’s 2014 approval and ratification of Amendment 1 by 72,000 votes. The votes were correctly and constitutionally counted."