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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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.
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.
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.
Today a man sentenced to die in Tennessee asked the state’s Supreme Court to commute his death-sentence.
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.
President Barack Obama has nominated Nashvillian Jane Branstetter Stranch to sit on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Governor Phil Bredesen vetoed Thursday the bill to allow Tennessee carry-permit holders to bring their handguns into bars.