On March 2, 2021, Choosing Justice Initiative, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and Tennessee Post-Conviction Defender Organization (collectively the “Petitioners”) filed a petition asking the Court to modify Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 13, sections 5(a)(1) and 5(d)(1). On March 22, 2021, the Court filed an order asking Petitioners to submit a supplemental filing setting forth the specific suggested modifications to the language of Rule 13 that it urged this Court to adopt. The Petitioners filed a supplemental filing on May 18, 2021. Written comments are due by Thursday, August 19, 2021.
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