Tennessee Supreme Court Sets Limit on Fair-Report Privilege

What began with a youth football league’s fundraiser gone bad led to the Tennessee Supreme Court deciding on Thursday the fair report privilege – the privilege protecting journalists reporting on what is said during official government proceedings from defamation claims – doesn’t extend to journalists reporting on what officials tell them in one-on-one interviews.

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Proposed Abortion Ban Spurs Debate at Tennessee Capitol

Tennessee’s neighbors did it and next year, it could be the Volunteer State’s turn. After states to its north, south and west passed tight restrictions and even outright bans on abortion, Tennessee is considering a similar restriction that would ban abortion the moment a woman receives a positive pregnancy test.

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