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.

Immediate Past Chair
Ford Harrison LLP
1715 Aaron Brenner Ste 200
Memphis, TN 38120
(901)291-1529
Chair
U.S. Attorneys Office MDTN
110 9th Avenue South, Suite A-961
Nashville, TN 37205
(615)736-2143
Vice-Chair
Tennessee Attorney General's...
P. O. Box 20207
Nashville, TN 37202
(615)741-6474

SCOTUS Appears Ready to Allow Citizenship Question on Census Form

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments today on whether a citizenship question can be included on forms for the upcoming 2020 census, and appeared split along ideological lines, NPR reports. Based on their questions during today's oral arguments at the high court, the justices appear ready to vote 5-4 to allow the Trump administration to add the questions for next year's head count. Conservative justices say there is historical precedent for inclusion of the question, while liberal justices argue that the question will result in fewer people filling out the form. The decision matters because population counts will determine how many congressional seats and Electoral College votes each state gets for the next decade. The data also guides the distribution of $880 billion a year in federal funding for schools, roads and other public services.
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7 New Job Postings on TBA’s Joblink

See who is hiring in Tennessee. Recent job postings this month offer opportunities in litigation, real estate, health law and more. See full listings or post positions in your firm on TBA’s Joblink.
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