TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 15, 2019

A Davidson County judge has refused to disqualify a controversial DA from prosecuting a case involving a student activist and former House Speaker Glen Casada, NewsChannel5 reports. General Sessions Judge Diane Turner rejected the motion to disqualify Coffee County DA Craig Northcott, who was assigned as a special prosecutor in the case against Justin Jones. The Vanderbilt divinity student faces an assault charge for throwing a foam cup of tea onto an elevator with Casada and other lawmakers during a protest. There were requests to have Northcott removed from the case after reports surfaced that he compared Muslims to members of the KKK and that he refuses to use Tennessee's domestic violence laws to protect people in same-sex relationships,