Attorney General Herbert Slatery quietly filed the request on Friday with no explanation, and the state Supreme Court later posted it on its website on Tuesday.
“The Tennessee Constitution guarantees victims of crime the right to a ‘prompt and final conclusion of the case after the conviction of sentence,’” Slatery said in a statement Tuesday in response to a request for comment from The Associated Press.
Slatery’s motion came the same day he publicly announced he would challenge a Nashville Criminal Court’s decision to commute the death sentence of black inmate Abu-Ali Abdur’Rahman’s to life in prison after concerns were raised that racism tainted the jury selection pool. Slatery argued in his appeal that the court’s order “circumvented established legal procedures.”
To read more CLICK HERE