Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity

This committee works to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the profession, engaging in activities that promote the profession in the pipeline, promoting recruitment of diverse professionals, and developing diverse individuals within the profession.

Chair
Office of the District Attorney...
225 Martin Luther King Blvd, Suite 320
Jackson, TN 38301
(731)423-5805
Immediate Past Chair
HCA
2501 Park Plaza
Nashville, TN 37203
(615)344-1450
Vice-Chair
City of Memphis Law Division
125 N. Main Street, Room 336
Memphis, TN 38103
(901)636-6573

Citing Northcott, Rep. Hardaway Calls for New Process to Select Special Prosecutors

Saying he has “zero confidence” in the district attorney selected to investigate a case involving House Speaker Glen Casada’s office and an African-American activist, state Rep. G.A. Hardaway is calling for a new process to select special prosecutors, the Daily Memphian reports. The Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference chose Coffee County District Attorney Craig Northcott — recently embroiled in a scandal and investigation regarding anti-LGBT and Islamophobic comments he made — to determine whether Casada’s former chief of staff, Cade Cothren, tried to frame activist Justin Jones with an altered email showing he violated a no-contact order. Hardaway said he believes the legislature needs to reconsider how special prosecutors are selected, with appointments coming through a third party, possibly the Supreme Court or retired judges.
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Full Upgrade to Fastcase 7 Coming July 22

The TBA will be upgrading to Fastcase 7 — the latest in legal research technology — on July 22. Start the transition by reviewing the helpful resource page to learn new and advanced research tools and view training videos and reference guides. Did you know that as a member benefit Fastcase also offers research assistance? Use the LiveChat feature located on the Fastcase website, email support@fastcase.com or call 866-773-2782, Option 2, to speak with a research attorney. 
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