TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Feb 13, 2020

Northeast Tennessee district attorneys have identified four legislative proposals they are asking state lawmakers to support this year to help fight crime, the Kingsport Times News reports. The bills would allow judges to sign search warrants to obtain electronic data stored outside the state; prohibit state prisoners from posting “party images” on social media that could be seen by family members of their victims; reclassify voluntary manslaughter to a Class B felony with an eight to 12-year jail term; and enhance penalties to those committing drug crimes with children in the home. The group also has expressed concern about the governor’s criminal justice reform initiative.