Federal Practice Section

This section was formed in 2005 to serve the needs of Tennessee attorneys whose primary practice is in the federal courts. Its purpose is to further the knowledge of its members and to act as an advocate for those attorneys.

Chair
U.S. Attorneys Office MDTN
110 9th Avenue South, Suite A-961
Nashville, TN 37205
(615)736-2143

AG Barr to Visit Memphis Tomorrow

U.S. Attorney General William Barr will be in Memphis tomorrow to announce the launch of Project Guardian — a nationwide plan to reduce gun violence, the Daily Memphian reports. He’ll be joined by U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee Michael Dunavant and other federal officials at the press conference, which will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Davis-Horton Federal Building, 167 N. Main St., Memphis 38103.

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HHS Issues Notice of Nonenforcement of Provisions Regarding Grant Regulations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a notice regarding nonenforcement of certain regulatory provisions in The Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements because of concerns over the Obama Administration's implementation of the Regulatory Flexibility Act regarding grant appropriations. HHS is taking steps to address the issue by publishing a proposed rule to reissue the HHS grants regulation with revisions. The agency contends its proposed rule would better align with federal statutes by eliminating regulatory burden, including a burden on the free exercise of religion.

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