Opinion FlashApril 8, 2002
Volume 8 Number 063
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Howard H. Vogel
SUPREME COURT OF TENNESSEE SUPREME COURT DISCRETIONARY APPEALS Court:TSC - Rules http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_Rules/certlist_0408.wpd
AARON BURTON v. STATE OF TENNESSEE Court:TCCA Attorneys: Aaron Burton, Pikeville, Tennessee, Pro Se. Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Renee W. Turner, Assistant Attorney General; and Bill Cox, District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee. Judge: WELLES First Paragraph: The Defendant, Aaron Burton, pled guilty to second degree murder in 1997. He subsequently filed for post-conviction relief, alleging ineffective assistance of counsel. After a hearing, the Defendant's petition was denied, and this Court affirmed the trial court's judgment. See Aaron Burton v. State, No. E1999-01616-CCA-R3-CD (Tenn. Crim. App., Knoxville, March 31, 2000). The Defendant subsequently filed the instant proceeding, styled "Petition for Post-Conviction Relief and/or to Reopen." Finding that the Defendant failed to establish any grounds for reopening his previous petition, the trial court denied relief. The Defendant now appeals. We affirm the judgment of the trial court. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/burtona.wpd
STATE OF TENNESSEE v. ADRIAN DEE CLARK Court:TCCA Attorneys: Donna R. Miller, Assistant District Public Defender, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellant, Adrian Dee Clark. Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Kathy D. Aslinger, Assistant Attorney General; Bill Cox, District Attorney General; and Christopher Poole, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee. Judge: WELLES First Paragraph: The Defendant, Adrian Dee Clark, pled guilty to one count of aggravated assault. After a sentencing hearing, the trial court sentenced the Defendant as a Range I standard offender to serve five (5) years in the Department of Correction. On appeal, the Defendant contends that the trial court erred by (1) sentencing him to five years and (2) denying him probation or alternative sentencing. We affirm the judgment of the trial court. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/clarkad.wpd
STATE OF TENNESSEE v. ARTHUR M. MEFFORD Court:TCCA Attorneys: Martha J. Yoakum, District Public Defender, and John A. Beaty, Assistant District Public Defender, for the appellant, Arthur M. Mefford. Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Mark A. Fulks, Assistant Attorney General; William Paul Phillips, District Attorney General; and William Todd Longmire, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee. Judge: WILLIAMS First Paragraph: Defendant appeals the trial court's denial of alternative sentencing. The record on appeal is insufficient in that there is no transcript of defendant's guilty plea hearing or other evidence to review. We, therefore, dismiss the appeal. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/meffordam.wpd
SB 2599/HB2549 - Pledge of Allegiance - Public Schools - Constitutionality Date: April 3, 2002 Opinion Number: 02-038 http://www.tba.org/tba_files/AG/OP38.pdf
Ten Commandments - Posting - Courthouse - Establishment Clause Date: April 3, 2002 Opinion Number: 02-039 http://www.tba.org/tba_files/AG/OP39.pdf
Statutory Change to General Sessions Judges' Salaries Date: April 3, 2002 Opinion Number: 02-040 http://www.tba.org/tba_files/AG/OP40.pdf
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