TBALink Opinion-Flash

January 07, 1997 -- Volume #3 -- Number #004

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IN RE:  Petition for Approval of Certification Standards
        for Estate Planning Specialists 

Court:TSC - Rules                         

Judge: Birch

First Paragraph:

The Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and
Specialization (Commission) filed a Petition for Approval of
Certification Standards for Estate Planning Specialists on June 25,
1996.  By Order dated September 23, 1996, this Court, pursuant to Rule
21, Section 10.04, Rules of the Supreme Court, set a filing date for
comments in this matter of November 17, 1996.  By Order dated October
2, 1996, this court set a hearing date for 11:00 a.m., December 12,
1996.  Comments have been received in this matter. Upon consideration
of the Petition and its supporting Memorandum, the Comments and the
Commission's Response thereto, and the arguments presented at the
hearing on this matter, this Court is of the opinion that the Petition
filed by the Commission should be granted, with certain amendments to
the proposed Certification Standards.

URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_Rules/RUL21EST_ORD.WP6
Opinion-Flash

WAYMON PERRY RUSSELL
vs.
STATE OF TENNESSEE

Court:TCCA

Attorneys: 

For the Appellant:              For the Appellee:

Charles R. Curbo                Charles W. Burson
109 Madison Ave.                Attorney General of Tennessee
Memphis, TN 38103                   and
                                Clinton J. Morgan
                                Counsel for the State
                                Criminal Justice Division
                                450 James Robertson Parkway
                                Nashville, TN 37243-0493    

                                Elizabeth T. Rice
                                District Attorney General
                                    and
                                Ed Neal McDaniel
                                Assistant District Attorney General
                                302 Market St.
                                Sommerville, TN 38068                         

Judge: Tipton

First Paragraph:

The petitioner, Waymon Perry Russell, appeals as of right from the
Hardeman County Criminal Court's denial of post-conviction relief. 
The petitioner was convicted in 1990 of aggravated burglary and
received a fifteen-year sentence as a persistent offender.  His
conviction was affirmed on direct appeal to this Court.  State v.
Waymon P. Russell and John C. Gardner, No. 5, Hardeman County (Tenn.
Crim. App.  Aug. 21, 1991), app. denied, (Tenn. Jan. 27, 1992).

URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/RUSSELLW_OPN.WP6
Opinion-Flash


RONALD TURKS, a/k/a ASAD E. MUJIHADEEN
vs.
STATE OF TENNESSEE

Court:TCCA

Attorneys:

For the Appellant:              For the Appellee:

Charles R. Curbo                Charles W. Burson
109 Madison Ave.                Attorney General of Tennessee
Memphis, TN 38103                   and
                                Clinton J. Morgan
                                Counsel for the State
                                Criminal Justice Division
                                450 James Robertson Parkway
                                Nashville, TN 37243-0493    

                                Elizabeth T. Rice
                                District Attorney General
                                    and
                                Ed Neal McDaniel
                                Assistant District Attorney General
                                302 Market St.
                                Sommerville, TN 38068                          

Judge: Tipton

First Paragraph:

he petitioner, Ronald Turks, a/k/a Asad E. Mujihadeen, appeals as of
right from the Shelby County Criminal Court which denied him
post-conviction, habeas corpus and coram nobis relief from his 1979
first degree murder conviction and resulting life sentence.  The trial
court dismissed the petitioner's case because the post-conviction and
coram nobis actions were barred by statutes of limitations and the
habeas corpus action failed to state a ground for relief.

URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/TURKSRON_OPN.WP6

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