Tennessee Supreme Court Likely to Hold Public Application Process to Replace Attorney General Slatery

The Tennessee Supreme Court, which appoints the state attorney general, is likely to appoint a new one this year via a public application and hearing process in a similar manner to the one it used in 2014 to appoint Attorney General Herbert Slatery.

Slatery, who has been Tennessee’s attorney general since 2014, is not seeking an additional eight-year term.

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Tennessee Attorney General Slatery Silent After Texas, Others Leave NAAG

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Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery’s office ignored two requests for comment when The Tennessee Star reached out after several of his counterparts in other states exited the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG).

The Attorneys General of Texas, Montana, and Missouri announced in a letter to the president of the NAAG, Iowa Attorney General Thomas Miller (D), that they were exiting the organization due to its left-wing bias.

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Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery Asks Joe Biden to Withdraw COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate on Federal Contractors

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery announced this week that he and 20 other state attorneys general have formally called on President Joe Biden to withdraw his administration’s COVID 19 vaccine mandate on federal contractors. The state attorneys general mailed the letter Wednesday.

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Tennessee Attorney General Slatery Credited with National Role in Anti-Social Media Effort

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) has credited Tennessee’s top prosecutor with a major role in leading NAAG’s support for the U.S. Senate’s inquiry into social media’s impacts on mental health and safety. 

The association announced Tuesday it sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security backing that subcommittee’s efforts to probe Facebook and other companies regarding their effects on children and teens.

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Congress Must Restore Hyde Amendment, Tennessee Attorney General Herb Slatery Says

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III and 21 other state attorneys general urged Congress to maintain the Hyde Amendment in the 2022 budget. The amendment prohibits the use of federal funds for abortions. Members of the Biden Administration removed the amendment despite its inclusion in federal budgets for the last 45 years.

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Tennessee Joins Arkansas’ Legal Battle to Prohibit Abortions Based on Down Syndrome Diagnosis

Thursday, Tennessee joined 19 other states to support Arkansas’ legal fight for its law banning discriminatory abortion based on a Down syndrome diagnosis. Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery III announced the decision on Thursday – the same day that Missouri filed the amicus brief for the case, Leslie Rutledge v. Little Rock Planning Services.

“People with Down syndrome add unique joy, beauty, and diversity to our society. Yet the abortion of children with Down syndrome approaches genocidal levels, threatening the Down syndrome community with complete elimination,” asserted the brief. “All states share Arkansas’ compelling interests in preventing the eradication of people with Down syndrome through the practice of eugenic abortion.”

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Tennessee Attorney General Urges Facebook to Cease Building an Instagram for Kids Under 13

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery III submitted a letter this week urging Facebook to stop developing an Instagram specifically for children under 13. In addition to Tennessee, 44 other attorney generals signed onto the letter addressed to Mark Zuckerberg. 

The attorneys general stated that research consistently links social media to physical, emotional, and mental health issues; that children can’t handle the challenges and responsibilities of social media, such as privacy and inappropriate content; and that Facebook fails to protect the safety and privacy of children.

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Federal Judge Reinstates 48-Hour Waiting Period for Tennessee Abortions While Appeal Underway

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Tennessee’s 48-hour waiting period law for abortions was restored temporarily as the state makes its appeal. The decision was made on Friday by U.S. District Court Judge Bernard Friedman. He vacated his prior opinion while the state makes an appeal.

In response, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery issued a press release explaining that this decision recognized that Tennessee’s law is “likely constitutional,” and therefore could be enforced.

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Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery Joins Legal Fight Against Facebook

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery announced this week that he has joined 48 other attorneys general in filing a lawsuit against Facebook and alleged that the company illegally stifles competition to protect its monopoly. This, according to a press release that Slatery’s staff posted on the Tennessee Attorney General’s website.

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Tennessee Will Support Texas in U.S. Supreme Court Election Lawsuit Against Four Other States, Attorney General Announces

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery announced Wednesday that he will support an Amicus Brief supporting the Texas election lawsuit before the U.S. Supreme Court. As The Tennessee Star reported Tuesday, Texas officials filed a lawsuit directly to the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the election results in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton argues that officials in those four states changed election rules without legislative consent, thus violating the U.S. Constitution.

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Federal Judge Abolishes Tennessee Law Requiring Waiting Period Prior to Abortion

A federal judge ruled a Tennessee law requiring women to wait at least 24 or 48 hours prior to abortion unconstitutional last week. The ruling impacts any aspect of the law that references mandatory waiting periods.

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery III was named the defendant in the case.

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Tennessee Attorney General Says He’s Working to Expose Illegal Robocallers

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, along with the State Attorneys General Robocall Working Group, wants the FCC to continue to collaborate with state attorneys general and telecom companies to trace illegal robocalls to their source.

Slatery announced this in a press release this week.

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Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery to Fight Robocalls

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery III urged the U.S. Senate this week to enact the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act, legislation to curb illegal robocalls and spoofing, according to a press release. A coalition of 54 attorneys general sent a letter to the U. S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation…

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Tennessee Now Protects Transgender People, Per State Attorney General Herbert Slatery

Tennessee now has a hate crime statute protecting transgender people, according to an opinion Republican state Attorney General Herbert Slatery issued earlier this month. Slatery wrote this opinion responding to a question from State Rep. Mike Stewart, D-Nashville. Tennessee’s statute protecting transgender people is the first such one in the…

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