Legislature passes act removing appellate review in death-penalty cases

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 22, 2019 1:31 PM CT | Published: March 21, 2019 2:14 PM CT

The state Senate passed legislation Thursday removing an appellate court review from death penalty cases, despite efforts by Shelby County Democrats who opposed it.

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Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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