TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 25, 2019
District Attorney Craig Northcott, facing criticism for expressing doubt about whether Muslims and LGBT individuals are entitled to legal protections, says his critics are trying to infringe upon his religious rights, NewsChannel5 reports. His argument came during a court hearing in which the attorney for student activist Justin Jones unsuccessfully tried to get the Coffee County DA disqualified as a special prosecutor. Davidson County General Sessions Judge Dianne Turner said she believed that she did not have the authority to remove a prosecutor unless there were questions about the validity of the person's law license.