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John Browning’s Law Review Article Quoted by Reuters

September 30, 2022

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning was quoted in a Reuters article about a recent case out of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals that held it is not prejudicial for jurors to decide the fates of Black people from inside a government jury room dedicated to the local chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in the Giles County Circuit Court in Pulaski, Tennessee.

The article, Tennessee Judges Ignore Confederate Monuments Inside Their Own Courts, references John’s piece, Messaging Matters in the Courtroom, which was published in the Winter 2022 edition of The Judges’ Journal, an American Bar Association publication.

Reuters reporter Hassan Kanu shares, “Mississippi in 2020 changed its state flag, which included a Confederate emblem, after municipal judge Carlos Moore first began removing it from the courtroom in protest in 2017, as John Browning, a former Texas Court of Appeals justice and law partner at Spencer Fane, laid out in a 2022 law review article.”

At Spencer Fane, John views his role as a trial lawyer to be that of a problem-solver for his clients. Whether it’s analyzing a case’s potential for early resolution through a dispositive motion, working with a client to develop a defensive trial strategy, or putting his extensive writing and media experience to use in helping a client protect its brand in the public eye, John brings a pragmatic, problem-solving approach. John is also a former Justice on the Fifth Court of Appeals.

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