Tennessee Supreme Court Decisions

Browse Opinions From the Tennessee Supreme Court


Recent Decisions From the Tennessee Supreme Court

State v. Hall  
Date: January 7, 2019
Docket Number: M2015-02402-SC-R11-CD

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Defendant’s conviction of attempted especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor, holding that the evidence was insufficient to support an inference that Defendant intended to record, a...

State of Tennessee v. David Scott Hall (Dissenting)
Date: January 7, 2019
Docket Number: M2015-02402-SC-R11-CD
Copeland v. Healthsouth/Methodist Rehabilitation Hospital, LP  
Date: December 20, 2018
Docket Number: W2016-02499-SC-R11-CV

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals and vacated the judgment of the trial court in this dispute over the enforceablility of exculpatory provisions of an agreement that released a medical trans...

State v. Albright  
Date: December 11, 2018
Docket Number: M2016-01217-SC-R11-CD

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Court of Criminal Appeals affirming the decision of the trial court to revoke Defendant’s judicial diversion for refusing to admit certain facts during his sex offender trea...

State of Tennessee v. Westley A. Albright (Dissenting)
Date: December 11, 2018
Docket Number: M2016-01217-SC-R11-CD
State v. Patterson  
Date: December 10, 2018
Docket Number: M2016-01716-SC-R11-CD

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this appeal was what showing, if any, a defendant must make to prevail on a motion for reduction of sentence under Tenn. R. Crim. P. 35 where the defendant pleaded guilty without an agreement as to sentencing...

Brown v. Jordan  
Date: December 6, 2018
Docket Number: M2018-01415-SC-R23-CO

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court accepted a question of law from the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and concluded that a defendant convicted of first-degree murder committed on or after July 1, 1995 and sentenced...

Thomas F. Mabry v. Board of Professional Responsibility
Date: December 4, 2018
Docket Number: E2018-00204-SC-R3-BP
State v. Williams  
Date: October 12, 2018
Docket Number: W2016-00946-SC-R11-CD

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction for aggravated assault but modified his sentence, holding that the evidence was sufficient to support the conviction but the trial court erred in sentencing Defendant to...

Abdur'Rahman v. Parker  
Date: October 8, 2018
Docket Number: M2018-01385-SC-RDO-CV

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court dismissing death-sentenced inmates’ challenge to Tennessee’s current three-drug lethal injection protocol, holding that the inmates failed to establish that the...

Abu-Ali Abdur'Rahman, ET Al. v. Tony Parker, Et Al. (Dissenting)
Date: October 8, 2018
Docket Number: M2018-01385-SC-RDO-CV
Tennessee v. Frazier  
Date: September 26, 2018
Docket Number: M2016-02134-SC-R11-CD

Justia Opinion Summary: The question these consolidated cases presented for the Tennessee Supreme Court's review centered on whether the trial court erred in suppressing evidence seized from the defendants’ residences in the 19th Judicial Distr...

State v. Decosimo  
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Number: E2017-00696-SC-R11-CD

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case challenging the constitutionality of Tenn. Code Ann. 55-10-413(f), the Supreme Court held that the Defendant’s constitutional challenges failed. The statutory scheme at issue here imposes a fee upon persons...

The opinions published on Justia State Caselaw are sourced from individual state court sites. These court opinions may not be the official published versions, and you should check your local court rules before citing to them. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site, or the information linked to on the state site.