Back in 2015, in the aftermath of the South Carolina church shooting, Memphis’s City Council decided that it wanted to rid itself of statues celebrating terrorists and traitors. The city’s council voted to get rid of one such statue before being immediately overruled by the Tennessee Historical Commission. Sam Wilkinson talks about what happened next.
I see that this is a thing now. I can’t articulate a good objection to it.
But that doesn’t mean I can’t still be grumpy about it.
A condemned man in Tennessee wants his lawyers to depose the people who would be his executioners.
The wisdom of a sports movie and the insight of a litigator show that the best time is now — right now — for the nation to reconcile some of its deep social fissures.
From the police chief who served donuts and hot chocolate to protestors rather than launching canisters of tear gas at them.
There’s never been a better time to say things no one objects to.
I often get the sense that Tennessee, Texas, and Florida are locked in a never-ending war to decide which of the three is the craziest state in the union. Granted, Florida wins most of the battles, but Tennessee and Texas get in a lot of really good shots. I think Tennessee may have just landed a doozy, though.
Close to home and far away, this week’s subject is uncommon indeed.
In which the necessity of a law is politically dismissed because of a massive public misunderstanding by a man with an eerily orange face.
I practiced law in this state for two years. Never saw a motion quite like this.
How much second-guessing should a judge get to do when it comes to a baby’s name? (Bonus: not one, but FIVE wry footnotes.)
I have previously written about the water tower cross in Whiteville, Tennessee three times: here, here, and here. The story is pretty much over now. On August 8, 2012, the Freedom From Religion Foundation and the town of Whiteville settled the lawsuit. The actual terms of the settlement are here. The FFRF’s press release regarding the settlement can be…