Chattanooga Chapter Of Federal Bar Association To Host University Of South Carolina Emeritus Professor Dan T. Carter

Friday, January 4, 2013
Professor Dan T. Carter
Professor Dan T. Carter

The Chattanooga Chapter of the Federal Bar Association announced Friday that it will hold its annual meeting on Jan. 15, at at noon at The Chattanoogan. The speaker will be University of South Carolina Emeritus Professor Dan T. Carter. Professor Carter, who has been bestowed with the title of being one of the nation’s leading authorities on race relations and American politics, will focus his talk on current trends in voting rights in the United States. 

In addition to his professorial and academic prestige, Professor Carter is the author and editor of more than 40 articles and seven works of history, including Scottsboro:  A Tragedy of the American South (1970); When the War Was Over:  the Failure of Self-Reconstruction in the South, 1865-1867 (1985); and The Politics of Rage:  George Wallace, The Origins of the New Conservatism and the Transformation of American Politics (1995).  Professor Carter has also been a frequent contributor on NPR’s “Talk of the Nation,” and “All Things Considered,” as well as “The News Hour with Jim Lehrer” and ABC’s “Nightline.” 

The event is open to the public. Cost for admission is $30, which includes lunch at The Chattanoogan.   

The mission of the Association is to strengthen the federal legal system and administration of justice by serving the interests and the needs of the federal practitioner, both public and private, the federal judiciary and the public they serve.  The Chattanooga Chapter is comprised of active members of the Federal Bar Association who reside or has employment or an office in the following counties which make up the Southern Division of the Eastern District of Tennessee:  Bledsoe, Bradley, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, Sequatchie.

For questions or to reserve a seat, please contact Katharine Gardner at carter_chambers@tned.uscourts.gov.


Tennessee Sees Significant Decreases In County Jobless Rates

Following the lowest state unemployment rate in nearly 20 years, Tennessee’s county unemployment rates for May 2017 have decreased in 94 counties and remained the same in 1, according to data released Thursday by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.  Davidson County has the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate at 2.1 percent, a decline from 2.7 ... (click for more)

Census: Tennessee's Median Age Continues To Grow

Since the 2010 Census, Tennessee's population has continued to age and 2016 was no exception, according to the data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau and disseminated by the Tennessee State Data Center. The center is housed within the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Haslam College of Business. Tennessee's 2016 median ... (click for more)

Public Markets To Manage And Operate Finley Stadium

The Stadium Corporation board of directors, at a special board meeting Thursday, gave approval for Public Markets, Inc., (PMI) the entity that oversees the Chattanooga Market, the River Market, the Collegedale Market and Cambridge Square Market, to handle the management, operations and administration of the stadium. Executive Director of PMI Chris Thomas and his staff stepped ... (click for more)

Man Charged In North Chattanooga Murder Says "Wrong Number" Led To Drug Deal That Went Bad

A man charged in a North Chattanooga murder said a "wrong number" led to his chance meeting with victim Charles "Chas" Holsey and a drug deal that led to the March 2, 2015, slaying. Briston "B.J." Smith Jr. told investigators he thought he was dialing a friend named "Clack" who he said sells marijuana. By getting one digit wrong, he wound up texting with Holsey, who by chance ... (click for more)

Tom Edd Wilson Was A Great Visionary

We want to add to the many heart-felt messages that have been expressed regarding the recent passing of Tom Edd Wilson, a truly great visionary.    While he made his mark on many local organizations, Tom Edd will always hold a special place in the hearts of those who worked closely with him at Erlanger.   We benefited greatly from his steady guidance, leadership ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Luther’s B-17 Showed Up

I am a huge sap for our veterans and just the other days a reader shared the ultimate story about a guy who returned to his sweetheart at the end of World War II. The little town of Miller. Missouri, is located in the southwest corner of the state and the biggest thing to ever happen in Lawrence County is when a native son, James Lawrence, hollered “Don’t Give Up The Ship” in the ... (click for more)