Val Tanco and Sophy Jesty were married three years ago in New York, a state where their same-sex marriage is legally recognized. Then they moved to Tennessee, a state where it’s not. Their legal challenge to Tennessee’s gay marriage law is part of a national movement changing the conversation about
Minors end up in court because of "status offenses" (in Tennessee, "unruly offenses"): truancy, violating curfews, running away, all non-criminal actions… and these minors most often appear before a judge without any right to counsel.
WUOT's Chrissy Keuper speaks with Dean Rivkin, University of Tennessee Distinguished Professor of Law, and Brenda McGee, children’s rights attorney…
On Thursday, Tennessee voters will go to the polls to select candidates for local, state and federal offices. There are some high-profile races on the ballot, from Lamar Alexander’s fight to remain in the Senate, to the fate of three state Supreme Court justices, to a slate of local legislative races that will help determine the makeup of the Tennessee General Assembly.
In 1968, Charles Moulden was shot while fishing for trout in an East Tennessee stream. There was little mystery regarding the reason for the attack-- Moulden was black and his attackers wanted him to understand he wasn't welcome there. Forty-six years later, he carries vivid memories of that day, as well as fragments of the bullet that brought him down.
With so much tweeting, posting, pinning and snap-chatting going on these days, it might be wise to step back and look at how that all that very public information reflects on you--- and your employer. How much say does your boss have in what you do on-line? Knoxville attorney Chris McCarty advises companies and individuals about their social media rights and he's Matt Shafer Powell's guest on this segment of Dialogue.
The Knoxville-Knox County Homelessness Coalition was formed in 1986 to study homelessness in the area and to determine and coordinate services available to the homeless. Every two years, the Coalition presents a study on homelessness we'll hear the results of that study, along with the details of the City of Knoxville's latest plan to address homelessness.
The U.S. formally established diplomatic relations with Pakistan on October 20, 1947. The ties formed in the dying throes of the British Empire have been tested heavily over the ensuing six decades, from the Cold War to the challenges of the war on terror. The result is an uneasy alliance between the two nations, one that has been both dysfunctional and beneficial through the years.
2013 was a year in which fissures developed in the GOP supermajority in Nashville. Tennessee's economy improved, albeit slowly. As 2014 dawns, we look toward midterm elections. Governor Bill Haslam will be running for his second term, as Senators and Congressmen try to defend their seats against challengers.