DA Schmidt, Judge Statom do the twist: Title 55 wiggled into bill of attainder

print CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., March 14 — Sessions Court Judge Lila Statom today turns a state law in Tennessee on transportation into a bill of attainder against a soft-spoken handyman who asks a sheriff’s deputy if he was “on his oath” the day the officer arrested him for traveling in his car. The hearing in the county corporation court in downtown Chattanooga is part of a pattern of abuse by Sheriff Jim Hammond with Tennessee courts. She determines that legal conclusions uttered as testimony on the stand by a deputy are sufficient factual evidence to send the case to the grand … Continue reading DA Schmidt, Judge Statom do the twist: Title 55 wiggled into bill of attainder