Tag: state legislature

Tennessee Lawmakers Pass Bill Requiring Drunken Drivers to Pay Child Support If Parent Dies

Tennessee lawmakers passed a bill on April 20 that would require a person to pay child support if they are convicted of vehicular homicide due to intoxication for killing someone who was a parent to one or more minor children. The state Senate voted unanimously to pass House Bill 1834, introduced by lawmakers Sen. Mike Bell (R-Riceville) and…


Theory Touting State Legislature Supremacy in Elections Administration Gains Traction in Court Cases

An arcane theory resuscitated during legal challenges before the U.S. Supreme Court in the wake of Florida’s disputed 2000 election is finding traction in post-2020 election integrity lawsuits. Proponents are espousing “Independent State Legislatures Doctrine” in legal arguments seeking to cuff state courts from “acting like ‘super legislators’” and assert state legislatures’ right as “necessary…


Doctrine Touting State Legislature Supremacy in Elections Administration Gains Traction in Court Cases

A constitutional doctrine resuscitated during legal challenges before the U.S. Supreme Court in the wake of Florida’s disputed 2000 election is finding traction in post-2020 election integrity lawsuits. Proponents are espousing “Independent State Legislatures Doctrine” in legal arguments seeking to cuff state courts from “acting like ‘super legislators’” and assert state legislatures’ right as “necessary…