TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Nov 7, 2018

In this issue of the Tennessee Bar Journal, authors Robert Dalton and David Hudson explain that when there is a right, there should be a remedy, but Tennessee’s Constitution doesn’t include compensation for a citizen for an injury by a governmental actor who has violated its provisions." The freedoms in the Tennessee Declaration of Rights are too important not to provide a remedy for persons harmed by government officials," they write. "The time has come for the Tennessee Supreme Court to finally restore Article I, Section 17 to its rightful place as a cornerstone of Tennessee constitutional law." Read this and more in the November issue.