State of Tennessee v. Michael Rimmer

State of Tennessee v. Michael Rimmer, No. W2017-00504-SC-DDT-DD (April 16, 2021). Written By: Andrew Daffron, Associate Editor This case involves the disappearance and assumed death of Ricci Lynn Ellsworth. The procedural history of this case takes place over twenty years and involved two trials and three sentencing hearings. On February 8, 1997, the victim, Ricci …

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State of Tennessee v. Douglas E. Linville

State of Tennessee v. Douglas E. Linville, No. W2019-02180-SC-R11-CD (June 1, 2022). Written By: Hunter Lindsey, Associate Editor Tennessee Code Annotated § 39-17-432 heightened the penalty for drug offenses committed in “drug-free zones,” requiring that the sentence be subject to a one-level classification increase (i.e., Class D felony to a Class C felony) and required …

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State v. Myers

State v. Myers 581 S.W.3d 173 No. M2015-01855-SC-R11-CD Attorney Contributor: Dustin Faeder Journal Member: Brett Windrow PDF: State v. Myers This case started on March 13, 2014, from an inspection initiated due to repeated complaints based on an alleged illegal automobile repair shop in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.[1] This was the second occasion that the inspector, Ms. …

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State of Tennessee v. Minor

State of Tennessee v. Christopher Minor 546 S.W.3d 59 Attorney Contributor: Taylor D. Payne Criminal Law Journal Member: Joseph North PDF Copy: State of TN v. Christopher Minor In State of Tennessee v. Christopher Minor, the Tennessee Supreme Court thoroughly detailed the plain error doctrine and held that that “new rules apply retroactively to cases …

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State of Tennessee v. McElrath

State of Tennessee v. Jerome Antonio McElrath 569 S.W.3d 565 (Tenn. 2019) No. M2015-01794-SC-R11-CD and No. M2015-01958-SC-R11-CD Attorney Contributor: Roger E. Nell Criminal Law Journal Member: Cooper Byers PDF: State of TN v. McElrath   Rather than keeping just one document listing all those currently barred from housing authority property, the Union City Police Department …

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State of Tennessee v. Walls

State of Tennessee v. Susan Jo Walls No. M2014-01972-SC-R11-CD Attorney Contributor:Jack Mitchell Criminal Law Journal Member:Jake Old Full Article PDF: State v. Walls Though the facts within State v. Walls are unusual, this case ultimately turns on fundamental rules of evidence and procedure. Susan Walls was implicated in a conspiracy to murder her husband, Larry …

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