August 11, 2023

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Central Time

The Balance of Power: The Current & Future Relationship Between Tennessee and Metro Nashville

Bass Berry & Sims, Nashville, TN

The State of Tennessee has shown an increasing willingness to exercise political power in matters traditionally considered to be the local affairs of Metro Nashville. On April 10, 2023, a three-judge panel of the Davidson County Chancery Court temporarily enjoined Tennessee's effort to significantly decrease the number of metropolitan council members. What is the status of this litigation and its implications for the future relationship between the State and Metro Nashville? What are the next likely targets for State encroachment? How should the Metropolitan Government of Nashville respond to perceived threats to its authority over local affairs? We will pose these questions to panelists Tennessee State Senator Charlane Oliver, Metropolitan Councilmember At-Large Bob Mendes, and former Tennessee Attorney General and Director of the Metro Nashville Law Department Robert Cooper.


Bring a brown bag lunch and join us!


CLE: Approved for one hour of Tennessee CLE credit.