TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 24, 2019
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals today dismissed Tennessee legislators’ lawsuit intended to block refugee resettlement in the state due to lack of standing. In March 2018, a federal judge dismissed the lawsuit on multiple grounds, including the Tennessee General Assembly’s lack of standing to bring the lawsuit and the state’s failure to show that refugee resettlement in Tennessee violates the U.S. Constitution. The Sixth Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision, stating that the Tennessee General Assembly had not alleged an injury that would give it standing.