Inmates with Diabetes Have Rights when Medical Care Is Ignored

Inmates that receive poor medical care for Diabetes while incarcerated have protections under State and Federal law. Inmates may bring a claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 if they can establish that their constitutional rights were violated by … [Read more...]

Pardoned Felon Sues State Over Right To Bear Arms

Second Amendment advocates have been "up in arms" over a recent case that has resulted in a conflict between the constitutional supremacy of the pardon and the Tennessee lawmakers responsible for statutorily restricting the rights of felons. … [Read more...]

New Tennessee Law Lessens Search Warrant Requirements

A new Tennessee law went into effect July 1, 2011 for the purpose of relaxing the requirements for search warrants. Courts in Tennessee have long upheld the simple yet strict rules for obtaining and executing search warrants in criminal … [Read more...]

Police Beating Caught on Tape

David Raybin, a prominent member of Hollins, Raybin and Weissman, will be handling the civil rights lawsuit of a man critically beaten by members of the Humphreys County Sheriff's Department. Darrin Ring, 35, alleges the use of excessive … [Read more...]

Tennessee Mosque Under Protest

Freedom of religion is a constitutionally enjoyed right; however, recent protest in Murfreesboro, Tennessee has made it unclear how far that right extends. In November of last year, a local congregation of 250 Muslim families purchased a … [Read more...]

Raybin and Weissman file Civil Rights Complaint Against Warden and Guards for death of inmate during cell extraction.

Lead counsel, David Raybin was interviewed by Nashville media in response to statements made by a Tennessee Department of Corrections' spokesperson who said "there were no violations of policy" regarding the inmate's cell extraction. Prison … [Read more...]

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