Criminal Justice Section

The section was established to serve all elements of the criminal justice system, including state, federal and municipal prosecutors, judges with criminal jurisdiction, state and federal public defenders and those lawyers in private practice.

District Public Defender
112 S. Second St
Clarksville, TN 37040
Immediate Past Chair
Schell & Oglesby, LLC
509 New Highway 96 W Ste 201
Franklin, TN 37064
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Attorney for Accused Nashville Officer Seeks to Block Evidence from Public

The defense attorney for Nashville police officer and murder suspect Andrew Delke has asked the court to block evidence in the case from the public prior to the trial, stating that to submit the information to the clerk’s office would amount to “trial by ambush.” The Tennessean reports that attorney David Raybin said his position was supported by a Tennessee Supreme Court ruling that sealed evidence in a rape case against former Vanderbilt Unviersity football players. District Attorney Glenn Funk said to grant the request would be an inappropriate break in protocol.
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Gov. Lee Provides Avenue for Public Feedback on Legislation

Gov. Bill Lee has taken an additional step in his commitment to “an open and transparent government,” creating a webpage for the public to view and provide feedback on legislation that has been submitted to him for consideration. Lee maintains that involving Tennesseans into the process more directly will increase accountability in how laws are made. The site will be updated regularly, as bills pass the Legislature and land on his desk.

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