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10th Circuit upholds opening DUI prosecutions before tests ready

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a Utah county's policy of initiating DUI prosecutions before the defendants' blood alcohol tests have returned from the lab. Although this decision doesn't directly affect Tennessee, our courts could easily rule the same way.

New guidelines allow kids with mild concussions to get active after just two days

If you've had a child with a concussion, you know that the main treatment is rest -- both physical and mental. For nearly a decade, concussions among children have required enforced rest in a dim room with no screens, books or stimulation of any kind. It isn't easy, especially for children with a lot of energy to burn, but it was thought necessary to promote healing.

2 justices dissent on denial of review in DUI evidence case

A drunk driving case recently made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. At issue was whether the defendant's right to confront witnesses was violated when a blood-alcohol test was presented as evidence without the testimony of the analyst who performed the test. The Supreme Court declined to hear the case, but a pair of justices from opposite ends of the political spectrum collaborated to dissent from that decision.

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