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POSTPOLITICS

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 05:49

A judge dismissed DUI charges against State Rep. Bill Beck because the officer had no probable cause to initiate a traffic stop in the first place.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 05:43

The DA's spokesperson told Pith the office won't be pursuing an investigation of the Sheriff's Office based on the information provided by former deputy Jack Byrd:

On Tuesday morning, DA's office spokeswoman Dorinda Carter gave Pith a letter from David Zoccola, the criminal investigator who looked into Byrd's information. It's addressed to Kyle Mothershead, Byrd's former attorney.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 12:23

Mary Mancini tells The Atlantic changing the name of the annual Jackson Day dinner is a conversation to be had, but warns against false equivalency:

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 12:10

In a fundraising push, the Jeremy Kane campaign has grouped Megan Barry — who took out a $200,000 loan against her home to help jumpstart her campaign — with the bigger self-funders in the mayoral race (Freeman and Fox, notably).

"False equivalency!" says the Barry camp:

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 11:41

A release from Rep. Mike Stewart a few days after former Chief Justice Gary Wade said he'll retire in September:

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Stewart issues the following response to reports that Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey intends to let partisan politics dictate the choice for the next Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 10:31

The governor is heading out on a listening tour:

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 06:46

MNPS board chair Sharon Gentry has recommended holding off on the search for a new director until after the board's fall retreat; the NAACP and the Rev.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 06:42
By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 06:30
By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 12:27

Former Vice President Al Gore has typically stayed out of local politics in Nashville, but he's sent out an email asking for support for Charles Robert Bone. This despite the fact he once took Bill Freeman to Antarctica.