In Tennessee v. Garner (1984), the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the lower court’s opinion that a Tennessee law allowing for the use of deadly force on an escaped felon or suspect violated the Fourth Amendment, according to Oyez. The escapee was not an imminent threat.Know More
The court ruled that the police must exhibit probable cause of danger in order to shoot an escapee. Under the Fourth Amendment, the act of shooting an escapee was a seizure, explains Oyez.
Edward Eugene Garner was an unarmed teenager who allegedly stole items from a home and fled from the police. While attempting to escape over a fence, a police officer shot him per state law involving hot pursuit.Learn more about Law
There are many non-venomous water snakes in Tennessee that can be identified by their slender body shape, flattened or slender head, non-distinct neck and round eye pupils. There is one venomous water snake, known as the western cottonmouth, found west of the Tennessee River.Full Answer >
As of 2015, Tennessee is one of five states that does not have a state-regulated minimum wage law. Tennessee has historically paid workers according to the federal minimum wage, which began at 75 cents in 1955 and is now $7.25 per hour.Full Answer >
Unemployment extensions are not available in Tennessee as of April, 2015, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Unemployment benefits are paid for a maximum of 26 weeks. Previous extended benefits that were available under the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation expired in January, 2014.Full Answer >
As of October of 2014, the two United States senators from Tennessee are Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker. Alexander began his term in 2003, while Corker began his in 2007. Both men are Republicans.Full Answer >