22 episodes

The Tennessee Attorney General's Office has played an important role in some of the most complex and controversial cases in the state's history. Hear from the attorneys who managed these lawsuits- some all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. You will also learn how the Attorney General defends state laws, protects Tennesseans from federal overreach, advocates to uphold the Constitution, and fights businesses whose deceptive practices have dangerous consequences.

Making the Case Tennessee Attorney General's Office

    • Government
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The Tennessee Attorney General's Office has played an important role in some of the most complex and controversial cases in the state's history. Hear from the attorneys who managed these lawsuits- some all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. You will also learn how the Attorney General defends state laws, protects Tennesseans from federal overreach, advocates to uphold the Constitution, and fights businesses whose deceptive practices have dangerous consequences.

    Meet the new Tennessee Attorney General, Jonathan Skrmetti

    Meet the new Tennessee Attorney General, Jonathan Skrmetti

    General Jonathan Skrmetti talks about his first month on the job, his top priorities for the Office, and how he came to Tennessee in the first place.

    • 15 min
    What its like to argue before the United States Supreme Court

    What its like to argue before the United States Supreme Court

    Associate Solicitor General Joe Whalen, who argued one of the four cases involved in the Obergefell decision on same sex marriage in 2015, looks back on what led up to that landmark case and what its like to go before the highest court in the land.

    • 24 min
    Top Complaints from Tennessee Consumers in 2021

    Top Complaints from Tennessee Consumers in 2021

    2021 saw a nearly 40 percent increase in consumer complaints. Division of Consumer Affairs Director Claire Marsalis walks us through the top complaint categories and how you can protect yourself. www.tn.gov/consumer

    • 10 min
    The story behind Dunn v. Blumstein, 50 years after it changed voting in Tennessee

    The story behind Dunn v. Blumstein, 50 years after it changed voting in Tennessee

    Voting rights in Tennessee changed when a young lawyer - new to Nashville- convinced the U.S. Supreme Court that the state's residency requirements were unconstitutional.Vanderbilt Law Professor James Blumstein takes us back to 1970 when he challenged Tennessee state law and found himself arguing the case- his first-before the United States Supreme Court. The Court's 6-1 ruling in his favor was announced 50 years ago on March 21, 1972. James Blumstein | Faculty | Law School | Vanderbilt...

    • 48 min
    Fighting for Justice- a first hand account of the 1960 Nashville sit-ins

    Fighting for Justice- a first hand account of the 1960 Nashville sit-ins

    Bobby Richey was in high school when he joined the movement to end segregation in Nashville restaurants and stores. In this episode of Making the Case he takes us back to 1960 when he participated in the protest at lunch counters downtown. Richey was arrested- an event that changed the course of his life. Joined by his daughter, Stephanie Richey, an investigator with the Tennessee Attorney General's Office, the two discuss the generational impact of the civil rights movement on Nashvill...

    • 48 min
    Opioids: how funding and services can abate the crisis in Tennessee

    Opioids: how funding and services can abate the crisis in Tennessee

    If a 26 billion settlement agreement with major opioid distributors and Johnson & Johnson goes through, Tennessee could see $613 million for abating the opioid crisis state-wide.Marie Williams, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, along with lead attorneys from the Tennessee Attorney General's Office, talk about the historic effort to reach a settlement and how these funds can make a life-changing difference for Tennesseans mo...

    • 27 min

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