13Apr 2017

Congratulations to a Knox Defense Attorney for winning a Motion to Vacate a Federal Sentence for his client, Charles Burton.  The District Court agreed with a Knox Defense Attorney that the US Supreme Court’s decision in Johnson v. United States means that applying that case to Mr. Burton, his sentence should be vacated and he […]

04Apr 2017

The United States Supreme Court has been developing a body of law to give relief to juveniles who were transferred, tried, and convicted in adult court and who were sentenced to a term of years of which they could not survive. This development started with the United States Supreme Court holding it was cruel and […]

30Mar 2017

The United States Supreme Court held in 2002 that it was cruel and unusual punishment and, therefore, a violation of the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution to execute someone who is mentally retarded. Tennessee already had in place a statute which prohibited the execution of one who is mentally retarded. The Tennessee statute […]

29Mar 2017

Congratulations to one of our partners, Jeff Whitt, on his successful outcome of this case! Please see the article below by Troy Provost-Heron for more information about the case. “Hardin Valley Academy baseball coaches Joe Michalski and Zach Luther were advised by a Tennessee Department of Children’s Services employee that the pending investigation against both […]

23Mar 2017

The United States has effectively created a punishment that the Founding Fathers never intended for us to have and, undoubtedly, would not have approved of.  This makes this type of punishment unusual in the historical sense and arguably very cruel. That punishment is the new death penalty. When the death penalty was imposed at the […]

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