State Attorney General goes it alone on execution dates

By Published: September 29, 2019 4:00 AM CT

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery, in seeking execution dates for nine men including two from Memphis, apparently made a unilateral move in what one federal public defender is calling “mass execution.” Gov. Bill Lee is steering clear of the matter - at least until he is asked to grant clemency.


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Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard

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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