Controversial New State Laws Face Constitutional Challenges

Controversial New State Laws Face Constitutional Challenges

Written by Don Byrd Multiple lawsuits have been filed challenging recently passed state legislation I posted about here at the BJC Blog. Here is a quick run-down: In Tennessee, plaintiffs filed suit in Anderson County challenging a new law that allows counselors to...
Tennessee Legislature Sends Counseling Refusal Bill to Governor

Tennessee Legislature Sends Counseling Refusal Bill to Governor

Written by Don Byrd The Tennessee legislature has passed a bill that would allow counselors and therapists to deny service to patients if treatment would violate sincerely held principles, including religious beliefs. The bill would not allow such a refusal for...
Tennessee Governor Vetoes Troublesome Bible Bill [UDPATED]

Tennessee Governor Vetoes Troublesome Bible Bill [UDPATED]

Written by Don Byrd [UPDATE 4/20: The Tennessee House failed on a 43-50 vote to override Governor Haslam’s veto. The Tennessean reports.] [UPDATE 4/14: Governor Haslam has vetoed the bill making the Bible the official state book. He cited both its questionable...