Governmental Affairs Committee

The TBA Governmental Affairs Committee is involved in one of the core missions of the association – advocacy for the profession and for our system of justice.

Chair
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
901 R.S. Gass Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37216
(615)626-9292
Public Policy Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 Fourth Ave. North, Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

Sen. Hensley Accused of Prescribing Drugs to Family, Employee

Tennessee Sen. Joey Hensley, R-Hohenwald, has been accused by state medical officials of prescribing controlled substances to his family members and an employee with whom he was in a “personal relationship," the Tennessean reports. Hensley, who is also a doctor, is accused of writing the prescriptions between December 2014 and March 2015. The charges may affect Hensley's medical license but they are not criminal allegations.
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Motion: Remove Coffee County DA as Special Prosecutor in Activist's Case

Coffee County District Attorney Craig Northcott should be disqualified from handling a case involving Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada because of his role in lobbying the legislature, as well as his anti-Muslim, anti-LGBT and racially insensitive views, a new court filing argues. NewsChannel5 reports that the motion was filed by the lawyer for student activist Justin Jones, who faces assault and disorderly conduct charges for allegedly throwing a cup onto an elevator with Casada and other lawmakers back in February. Northcott was assigned as a special prosecutor after allegations surfaced that the Speaker's Office may have doctored an email in an effort to frame Jones.
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