Chancellor not seeking re-election:
Robert E. Corlew, III, the longest-serving member of the Sixteenth Judicial District trial court bench, has announced that he is retiring at the end of his present term. Chancellor Corlew gave Judge Siskin his start in Rutherford County, hiring him as law clerk in 1997.
Tennessee Supreme Court upholds state's Voter ID Act:
City of Memphis, et al. v. Hargett, et al.
October 17, 2013
Governor Haslam establishes Commission for judicial appointments:
Executive Order No. 34
October 16, 2013
Judge Siskin Attends Judicial Academy, September 30, 2013
Tennessee Supreme Court sends murder case back to Davidson County trial court due to juror's facebook messages to witness during trial:
State v. Smith, September 10, 2013
Tennessee Supreme Court places grandparents on equal footing with parents in proceedings to modify exisiting visitation Orders:
Lovelace v. Copley, September 6, 2013
Tennessee Supreme Court rules post-conviction relief not available in contempt cases:
Baker v. State, September 6, 2013
United States Supreme Court holds that a suspect’s failure to answer police questions can be used against him at trial in some circumstances.
Salinas v. Texas, June 17, 2013
United States Supreme Court expands circumstances under which federal courts can review state court proceedings involving ineffective assistance of counsel claims.
Trevino v. Thaler, May 28, 2013