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Vanderbilt to Lead MacArthur Law and Neuroscience Study

by / on August 24, 2011

The MacArthur Foundation wants to know how the brain is involved in criminal behavior, and it’s giving Vanderbilt University $4.8 million to lead a study into just that.

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Supreme Court Decision-making Not Based in Politics: Justice Breyer

by / on November 16, 2010

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer spoke in Nashville today, where he told Vanderbilt law students that despite what some see as a divided and politically-charged court, that’s not really the case.

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GOP Candidates Open to Alternatives for Non-Violent Criminals

by / on June 11, 2010

All three major candidates for the Republican nomination for governor favor tough prison sentences for violent criminals. But all three also told an audience of lawyers from around the state they’re open to alternatives to lengthy sentences when it comes to non-violent offenders.

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Relatively Few Complaints of Opportunism After Flood, State Says

by / on May 28, 2010

A state officials says there have been about 15 complaints, for everything from bottled water, to hotels and car rental, to pumps and basement drainage.

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West Asks Court to Commute Death Sentence

by / on May 24, 2010

Today a man sentenced to die in Tennessee asked the state’s Supreme Court to commute his death-sentence.

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Dean Creates New Position Over Green Initiatives

by / on April 1, 2010

That announcement came in the midst of budget hearings, as the city braces for layoffs. The new office will be paid for by a federal grant, and Dean says it could help the city obtain more money later on.

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Nashville Attorney Nominated to Federal Court

by / on August 7, 2009

President Barack Obama has nominated Nashvillian Jane Branstetter Stranch to sit on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Bredesen Vetoes ‘Guns in Bars’ Bill

Bredesen Vetoes ‘Guns in Bars’ Bill

by / on May 28, 2009

Governor Phil Bredesen vetoed Thursday the bill to allow Tennessee carry-permit holders to bring their handguns into bars.

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