Appellate Practice Section

This is TBA’s newest section and was created by TBA leadership to provide members the opportunity to come together for the purposes of exchanging information and to provide CLE on appellate practice issues.

Tennessee Atty General's...
P.O. Box 20207
Nashville, TN 37202-0207
Immediate Past Chair
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell...
3466 Navigator Pointe
Knoxville, TN 37922
Office Of Us Attorney
167 N Main St Ste 800
Memphis, TN 38103-1827
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Poll Finds Court Most Trusted Branch of Government

Americans have more confidence in the Supreme Court than they do in the other two branches of government, according to a new and wide-ranging national survey about the court by the Marquette University Law School. As reported in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the survey finds that 57% of those polled say they trust the Supreme Court the most of the three branches, compared to 21% who chose the presidency and 22% who chose Congress. Respondents did not favor expanding the court, but do say they support establishing fixed terms instead of lifetime appointments.

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Court Grants Review in 9 Cases

The Tennessee Supreme Court recently granted review in nine cases. Civil cases include property deed amendments, attorneys fees, the Health Care Liability Act, non-economic damages caps, wrongful termination and property tax appeals. Criminal cases include ineffective assistance of counsel, bail bonds and delayed appeals. The Raybin Supreme Court Hot List reviews the cases.

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