United States Supreme Court upholds validity of traffic stop based on anonymous tip in 911 call:
Navarette v. California
Filed April 22, 2014
Special Tennessee Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of Appellate Judge Election Process:
Hooker, et al. v. Haslam, et al.
Filed March 17, 2014
United States Supreme Court rules that police can lawfully search a residence without a warrant based on one occupant's consent, even when the other occupant objects to the search prior to being removed from the premises by the police.
Fernandez v. California
February 25, 2014
Tennessee Supreme Court reinstates DUI charges against man who passed field sobriety tests.
State v. Bell
February 20, 2014
Tennessee Court of Appeals refers attorney to Board of Professional Responsibility for "improper statements
made in the attorney’s appellate brief about the trial judge."
Green v. Champs-Elysees
February 18, 2014
Tennessee Supreme Court reverses burglary conviction because defendant entered victim's residence with victim's "effective consent" prior to robbery.
State v. Pope
December 30, 2013
Tennessee Supreme Court rules that case filed by plaintiff against Wal-Mart store for failing to protect plaintiff from an intoxicated customer in the parking lot can proceed.
Cullum v. McCool
December 18, 2013
United States Supreme Court reaffirms authority of State Courts to decide questions of federal constitutional and statutory issues, holding that "there is no intrinsic reason why the fact that a man is a federal judge should make him more competent, or conscientious, or learned...than his neighbor in the state courthouse."
Burt v. Titlow
November 5, 2013
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