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February 29, 2016
Can administrative outcomes be appealed to federal court?

Although federal appeals usually involve a lower court’s judgment, there are also administrative proceedings that can be appealed to a federal court. In a recent example involving sexual discrimination claims under Title IX against several University of Tennessee athletes, several victims are appealing the outcomes they received from the university’s administrative process.  The lawsuit, filed […]

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February 15, 2016
Are Tennessee police inviting appeals of drunk driving arrests?

Regardless of partisanship, the subject of law enforcement has come up in the 2016 presidential debates. A recent article suggests that even Tennessee authorities may need to take a second look into enforcement practices. Specifically, a recent federal lawsuit filing alleges that the Tennessee Highway Patrol is using a quota system for making arrests for […]

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February 1, 2016
Are Tennessee’s criminal prosecutors improperly aggressive?

Prosecutorial misconduct recently made a magazine’s top 10 listing of civil liberties betrayals from 2015. The article described the misconduct in racial terms, citing examples of wrongful convictions obtained by police and prosecutors allegedly working together to game the jury or right the evidence. Unfortunately, even Tennessee saw its share of tampering with the criminal […]

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