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-New York Times: Officer Who Admitted Making Racist Threat Quits After an Uproar

-ABC: Woman files $5 million suit against officer who broke into her home, yelled racial slurs

-The Tennessean: Airbnb terror ends in jail time for drunk NYPD cop who broke into Nashville home, threatened residents

-New York Post: Racist ex-NYPD cop who broke into stranger’s Nashville home files for bankruptcy

-WSMV: NYPD officer arrested for assaulting Nashville family while he was on vacation resigns

-The Tennessean: Woman files $5M lawsuit against ex-NYPD cop who broke into her Nashville home and threatened her

-CNN: Tennessee woman wants a New York police officer who barged into her home and was accused of a racial slur to be fired

-New York Post: Activists want NYPD cop Michael Reynolds fired for racist tirade in Nashville

-US News and World Report: NYPD Officer Accused of Home Break-In, Attack Enters Plea

-NBC News: A white NYPD officer broke into a black woman’s home and threatened her. Activists want him fired.

-Newsweek: NYPD OFFICER PLEADS GUILTY TO ASSAULT AND TRESPASSING FOR BREAKING INTO NASHVILLE FAMILY’S HOME AND THREATENING THEM WITH THE N-WORD

-Reason: New York Cop Finally Quits—More Than a Year After He Broke Into a Woman’s Home and Threatened Her

-The Grio: White NYPD officer, who spewed racist threats to a Black woman after breaking into her home, resigns

-The Tennessean: NYPD cop takes a plea deal after breaking into a Nashville house next to his Airbnb

-WTVF: Attorney: Resignation of NYPD cop in Nashville racist attack long overdue

-WSMV: Metro Council approves settlement to family of Waffle House shooting victim

-Fox 17: Two years after Waffle House shooting

-The Tennessean: On eve of Waffle House shooting anniversary, Metro Council approves $35,000 settlement to family of victim

-WTVF: Metro City Council votes to settle Waffle House shooting lawsuit

-The Tennessean: Emergency dispatchers’ ‘catastrophic errors’ contributed to Waffle House shooting victim’s death, suit says

-Fox 17: Waffle House shooting lawsuit: Dispatchers sent emergency responders to wrong Waffle House

-WKRN: Nashville Metro Council votes on Waffle House shooting lawsuit

-WKRN: Metro says it cannot be sued for 911 operators’ mistakes during Waffle House shooting

-WPLN: Nashville Moves To Settle Lawsuit With Family Of Man Killed In Waffle House Attack

-The Tennessean: Metro Council urges city’s legal team to settle Waffle House shooting lawsuit

-Fox 17: Emergency Communications Center decries release of errors after Waffle House shooting

-News Channel 5: $25K lawsuit over bad Yelp review dismissed

-TechDirt: Doctor Suing A Patient Over A Negative Review Has His Case Dismissed Under Tennessee’s New Anti-SLAPP Law

-TechDirt: Anti-SLAPP Laws Work: Tennessee Doctor Suing Patient Over Negative Review Drops Lawsuit

-News Channel 5: Woman faces $25K lawsuit over Yelp review about Middle Tennessee doctor

-Nashville Scene: Crime and Punishment Under Bill Lee

-Fox 17: Former Vol, Steelers player donates to Nashville mentoring foundation, P.I.C.K

-ABA Journal: Lawyer speech triggers both civility and constitutional concerns

-WMC 5: Attorney says Memphis defense team made grievous errors at trial

-Fox 17: Judge: Nashville can be held responsible for dispatcher error during Waffle House shooting

-The Tennessean: Tennessee prison population hits second consecutive year of record highs

-News Channel 5: Judge rules that Metro could be found liable in deadly Waffle House shooting

-WKRN Channel 2: Nashville judge rules 911 operators can be held partially responsible in Waffle House shooting lawsuit

-The Tennessean: Nashville judges disciplined after investigation into trips to Costa Rica, letter says

-The Tennessean: Federal court order officially ends Tennessee ‘inmate sterilization’ program

-Vice: A Tennessee County Wanted to Sterilize Inmates for Shorter Sentences. That’s Over Now.

-Fox 17: Tennessee inmates win suit against judge who offered sentencing credits for sterilization

-IFL: Federal Court Ends Tennessee’s Controversial Inmate Sterilization Program

-WKRN: Metro 911 Director retires one week after Waffle House lawsuit blames slow response for death

-The Tennessean: Emergency dispatchers’ ‘catastrophic errors’ contributed to Waffle House shooting victim’s death, suit says

-The Nashville Scene: Nashville Police Union Loses (Again) in Legal Fight Against Community Oversight

-The Nashville Scene: A Local Lawsuit Sparks Further Allegations of Sexual Assault

-TechDirt: Tennessee Senate Unanimously Passes Actual Anti-SLAPP Bill

-The Tennessean: Court revives lawsuit against judge who shortened jail time if inmates got ‘sterilized’

-NPR: Nashville District Attorney Agrees To Review Conviction In 1998 Murder Case

-Fox 17: Nashville murder conviction investigation to be reopened

-The Tennessean: District attorney redesigns ‘burdensome’ process of searching for wrongful convictions

-Fox 17: Tenn. Parole Board not recognizing man’s innocence after charges dropped

-The Tennessean: Victim’s family reaches settlement in suit against Waffle House shooting suspect’s father

-News Channel 5: Lawsuits involving Waffle House shooter’s father settled

-WKRN: Waffle House lawsuit resolved

-WSMV: Family of Waffle House shooting victim reaches settlement, dismisses two lawsuits

-CIProud.com: Lawsuits involving father of suspected Waffle House shooter resolved

-News Channel 5: Civil case against Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking will go to trial

-The Tennessean: Father of Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking charged with gun crime

-Fox 17: ‘I’m going to do what I have to do’ accused Waffle House killer texts father

-WKRN Channel 2: What do the indictments mean for lawsuits filed against Reinking, dad?

-The Tennessean: Travis Reinking’s father contradicts law enforcement, says no one told him to keep guns from son

-The Tennessean: In Tennessee, 185 people are serving life for crimes committed as teens

-Fox 17: Civil asset forfeiture in Tennessee criticized, some warn of policing for profit

-The Nashville Business Journal: Judge sides with Metro officials, property owner in strip-club legal battle

-The Nashville Scene: Republican Freshman Wants to Shrink Drug-Free School Zones

-NPR:  Investigation: After Pledging To Examine Innocence Claims, Nashville DA Has Yet To Open A Case

-The Nashville Scene: Calvin Bryant Jr. Is out of Prison and Seeking a Pardon

-The Tennessean: Community oversight board belonged on the Nashville ballot, appeals court says; vote stands

-The Tennessean: Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking liable in wrongful death suit, judge says

-WKRN Channel 2: Community Oversight Won Big Despite the Campaign to Defeat It

-WTVF Channel 5: Judge rules on civil suit against Travis Reinking

-The Tennessean: Judge awards Randy Rayburn $10,000 after ‘far-fetched’ defamation suit was dismissed

-The Tennessean: Sentenced to 17 years for low-level drug charge, Nashville man gets freedom thanks to deal with prosecutors

-Reason: Calvin Bryant Was Serving a Draconian Mandatory Minimum Sentence. Now He’s Free

-WSMV Channel 4: Nashville man freed, served 10 years on controversial drug charge

-WTVF Channel 5: Man serving 17-year sentence for drug offense released early

-WKRN Channel 2: New motions filed in Waffle House mass shooting case

-The Nashville Scene: Briley Continues to Signal Opposition to Police Oversight Proposal

-The Tennessean: He got 17 years for a first-time drug offense. Now he’s asking Gov. Bill Haslam for help

-The Tennessean: Nashville judge rules against state in lawsuit over ‘blackout period’ for PACs

-Nashville Post: Court strikes down ‘blackout period’ campaign finance provision

-Fox 17: Imprisoned man’s DNA not on murder weapon

-Fox 17: Is Nashville man serving a life sentence innocent?

-The Tennessean: Tennessee sued over PAC contributions ‘blackout period’ before elections

-Nashville Business Journal: Metro fights back in strip-club legal battle

-The Tennessean: Waffle House shooting witness who watched brother die sues suspect’s father

-Patch: Slain Waffle House Victim’s Brother Sues Alleged Shooter’s Father

-News Channel 5: Family Of Waffle House Shooting Victim Files Second Lawsuit

-The Tennessean: Waffle House shooting victim’s mom files $100M wrongful death suit against Reinkings

-Patch: Waffle House Victim’s Mom Sues Alleged Shooter, Father For $100M

-The Nashville Scene: A Victim’s Mother Is Suing the Alleged Waffle House Shooter and His Father

-The Huffington Post: Mom Of Waffle House Shooting Victim Sues Alleged Gunman And His Father

-The Nashville Post: District 1 runoff candidates raise thousands

-The Appeal: No Mercy

-Patch: Nashville Strip Club Sues City Claiming ‘Conspiracy’

-Nashville Business Journal: Nashville strip club takes aim at Metro officials, local business owners in newly filed suit

-The Tennessean: Williamson commission candidate contests District 7 election, alleges ‘irregularities’

-Fox News: What the puck? Nashville hockey team endorses Democratic mayoral candidate

-The Nashville Scene: Special Election: A Look at the Mayoral Candidates

-Reason: Tennessee Decides It’s Not Actually Dangerous for a Cosmetologist to Do House Calls

-The Tennessean: Defamation lawsuit against restaurateur Randy Rayburn dismissed — again

-TechDirt: Appeals Court Finally Shuts Down Bogus Lawsuit Targeting A School Official For Words A Journalist Wrote

-Times Free Press: No ‘declaring’ needed at poll

-The Tennessean: Tennessee Supreme Court moves up Nashville mayoral election to May

-The Nashville Post: Argentine passes Tennessee bar exam

-WPLN: Nashville Must Hold Next Mayor’s Election In May, Court Rules

-The Tennessean: Nashville council members support Supreme Court’s immediate review of mayoral election date

-TechDirt: At-Home Dental Appliance Company Sues Website For Having Opinions About Its Products

-The Tennessean: Lawmakers pass bill to forbid judges from sterilizing inmates in exchange for reduced jail time

-Knoxville News Sentinel: Bill to grant parole for killer kids stalls in Tennessee House in shadow of Lillelid murders

-NPR: In Three Years, Mayor Barry Could Have A Clean Record Again

-Patch: After A Year, Nashville Police Return Jocques Clemmons’ Phone

-The Tennessean: More than a year after Jocques Clemmons died, police returned his phone to family

-News Channel 5: Metro Police Return Clemmons’ Cell Phone After Lawsuit Is Filed

-News Channel 5: Libel Lawsuit Dropped By Doggie Daycare

-The Nashville Scene: The Dog Spot Sues Two East Nashville Facebook Group Members for Libel

-The Tennessean: The Dog Spot East Nashville files $2 million libel lawsuit against Facebook commenters

-Nashville Business Journal: Nashville pet store files $2M suit over Facebook comments

-Channel 4 News: Owners of The Dog Spot file lawsuit over Facebook posts

-News Channel 5: Libel Suit From Doggie Day Care Hopes To Fetch $2 Million

-The Tennessean: Appeals court won’t reconsider Tennessee abortion measure decision

-Patch: Federal Court Denies Challenge To Tennessee Abortion Amendment

-The Nashville Scene: The Dog Spot Sues Two East Nashville Facebook Group Members for Libel

-The Nashville Scene: It’s Been One Year Since the Jocques Clemmons Shooting

-The Tennessean: A year after Jocques Clemmons’ death, police still have his phone. His family wants it back.

-Nashville Post: Supreme Court amends bar eligibility rules

-The Washington Post: Tennessee judge reprimanded for offering reduced jail time in exchange for sterilization

-Nashville Post: Supreme Court rules Argentine can take Tennessee Bar

-Bloomberg: Argentine LL.M. With 3.9 GPA Wins Bid to Take Tenn. Bar Exam

-Nashville Post: Argentine lawyer challenging Tennessee Board of Law Examiners

-Nashville Post: Supreme Court considering bar eligibility changes

-Above the Law: State Bars Foreign Student From Bar Exam — Next Stop, State Supreme Court

-Nashville Post: National conservative groups join local bar fight

-Nashville Post: Briefing complete in Argentine lawyer’s bar exam appeal

-ABA Journal: Public Employees, Private Speech: 1st Amendment doesn’t always protect government workers

-Forbes: Tennessee Regulators Drop Complaint, Won’t Block Beauty App From Operating

-Forbes: Tennessee Wants To Shut Down This Beauty And Health App For Offering ‘Highly Disturbing’ Competition

-Nashville Business Journal: Regulators withdraw complaint against Nashville-based startups

-Reason: Tennessee Cosmetology Board Admits it Doesn’t Have Authority To Regulate Tech Companies

-Daily Signal: How This Nashville Tech Company Challenged a State Regulatory Board and Won

-The Commercial Appeal: Nashville firm seeking to become Uber of beauty salons eyes Memphis

-Slate: An Attorney and a DA Are Seeking Justice for Tennesseans Convicted of “Homosexual Acts”

-NPR: How Nashville Man Cleared Of ‘Homosexual Acts’ Conviction Paves The Way

-The Nashville Scene: The Tennessee Supreme Court Keeps Reversing Itself, and Criminal Defense Attorneys Are Worried

-The Nashville Scene: Why Does MNPD Need to Search Jocques Clemmons’ Social Media?

-TechDirt: Judge Dumps Stupid Libel Suit Featuring A Man Suing A Third Party For Things A Journalist Said

-Nashville Business Journal: Nashville restaurateur Randy Rayburn faces $1.5 million lawsuit

-TechDirt: Former University Official Files Libel Lawsuit Against His Replacement For Things A Journalist Said

-Nashville Business Journal: Judge dismisses $1.5M suit against well-known restaurateur

-Patch: Catfish Throwing Predators Fan Charged In Pittsburgh; Radio Station, Local Bar Promises To Cover Fines

-The Tennessean: 2nd lawsuit challenges Tennessee county’s inmate birth control practice

-WSMV Channel 4: Judge under scrutiny for offering reduced sentences for vasectomies, birth control implants

-Patch: Obscenity Charges Dropped In Nashville Stick Figure Sex Case

-Faultlines: Nashville Cops Hate Stick Figure Sex (and the First Amendment)

-Heat Street: Tennessee Cops Back Down on Fine For ‘Obscene’ Bumper Sticker of Stick Figures

-TechDirt: Driver Sues State After Receiving Ticket For ‘Obscene’ Stick Figure Vehicle Decal

-Patch:  Nashville Case Highlights Drug-Free School Zone Reform Efforts

-Reason: How a Drug-Free School Zone Sent a Tennessee College Student to Prison For 17 Years

-Nashville Scene:  Council Members Petition Judge Over Drug-Free School Zone Case

-The Tennessean:  He got 17 years for selling drugs near school. Now 12 Nashville officials are fighting on his behalf

-The Tennessean: Judge agrees man’s 17-year sentence for dealing drugs is ‘harsh,’ but leaves it in place

-The Associated Press: Tennessee Prisoner Sentenced to Life at 15 Asks for Freedom

-Nashville Post: AG: Ballot selfie ban is legal

-Slate: Bring on the Ballot Selfies!  Why snapping a photo in the voting booth is good for democracy.

-Nashville Scene: BS: Ballot Selfies Are Illegal but You Can Maybe Take One Anyway

-ABA Journal: States seek to stop voters from posting ballot selfies

-The Tennessean: Tennessee Supreme Court denies records in Vanderbilt rape case

-Times Free Press: Tennessee courts will make it easier to wipe criminal records

-Nashville Scene: Class Action Motion Could Expunge 350,000 Charges for 128,000 Nashville Residents

-The Tennessean: Lawsuit may erase charges for 128,000 Nashvillians

-The Marshall Project: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Clearing Your Record

-Channel 4: Attorney seeks to expunge more than 100K court records

-Out and About Nashville: Nashville District Attorney candidate pledges equal treatment for LGBT couples

-Washington Post: Goodbye to South Carolina’s ‘Doctor Death’

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