TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 22, 2019
The Tennessee Supreme Court today affirmed the validity of a search warrant used to gather evidence in a case involving charges of sexual exploitation of a minor. In its decision, the Supreme Court considered the general law pertaining to search warrants, noting that none of the applicable statutes or rules of criminal procedure provided for search warrants to be obtained solely by a district attorney general. The court also considered that, had the legislature intended to limit the general law on search warrants through the statute at issue, it would have explicitly provided for such a limitation. Chief Justice Jeff Bivins authored the opinion in State of Tennessee v. Anthony Jerome Miller.