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Thursday, March 08, 2018

Republicans oppose bill to stop child marriages
A bill aimed at banning "child brides" in Tennessee is dead for the year after a former state senator who is a conservative activist asked it be delayed for fear it might interfere with his legal challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court'sruling on same-sex marriage. The Republican-led House Civil Justice Subcommittee moved the bill Wednesday to summer study, effectively killing for the year the legislation by Rep. Darren Jernigan, D-Nashville, that seeks to make marriage illegal for anyone under the age of 18. House Majority Leader Glen Casada, R-Franklin, later acknowledged he acted at the request of former state Sen. David Fowler, R-Signal Mountain, an attorney who is now head of the Family Action Council of Tennessee. It was one of two Democratic bills delayed at the request of Casada by the panel. The other was an unrelated bill banning bump stocks, devices used to make semi-automatic rifles operate as if they are fully automatic. That was delayed until the panel's last meeting. Fowler is challenging the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling which held that the right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples by both the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution.


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Saturday, December 08, 2018

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    Friday, December 07, 2018

  • Shots fired at Hamblen officer
  • Jail and justice center options
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    Thursday, December 06, 2018

  • TennCare fraud is alleged
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  • Judge Carter Moore hears pleas
  • King arrest
  • Pennington found competent
  • Tennessee attorneys provide more free service
  • New laws effective January 1

    Tuesday, December 04, 2018

  • Newport swearing-in
  • Victim remembrance
  • Life insurance benefits
  • Senate Republicans

    Monday, December 03, 2018

  • President George H.W. Bush dead at 94
  • Tennessee musicians laud President Bush
  • Republicans want to change Tennessee election rules
  • Smokies fatality
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