Coach Dan Berexa and the C & C "Dream Team" celebrate winning the Williamson County Soccer Association High School Girl's Spring 2017 Championship. After a tie in overtime, the team won on penalty kicks.
The Nashville Business Journal has named C&C partner Dan Berexa to its 2017 “Best of the Bar” in the category of litigation and dispute resolution. Highlighting Nashville’s “most-talented and most-respected legal professionals,” the list includes a select group of Nashville attorneys who are each noteworthy in their respective fields. The award-winning attorneys are nominated and ranked by their peers and profiled in a special Nashville Business Journal publication. #CC75thAniversary
Happy #WayBackWednesday ! Did you know on May 13, 1942 the Helicopter made its 1st cross-country flight? "The first truly successful helicopter was a twin-rotor machine designed by the German engineer Heinrich Focke, which was flown in 1936. In 1939 the aeronautical engineer Igor Sikorsky, by then a naturalized American, flew a practical single-rotor craft, the VS-300. Its successor, the XR-4, made the first cross-country flight, from Stratford, Connecticut, to near Dayton, Ohio, a distance of about 1,225 km (760 mi), on May 13 to 17, 1942." #CC75thAnniversary -onthisday.com -http://mpinfo.ussind.com/history-detail.php?HistoryID=523
Paige I. Bernick has joined Cornelius & Collins, LLP!
Check out pg. 23 of The Power of the Purse to see C&C's Rebecca Demaree, Board Chair for the TN Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence featured with Kathy Walsh, Executive Director of TN Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence and Tina Tuggle, Community Relations Director for the TN Titans as 2016 Women's Fund Grantees. @titans #tncoalitiontoenddomesticandsexualviolence #uniquelynashville
Happy Friday! 75 years ago - The case of Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire, 315 U.S. 568 (1942) was decided. This is a U.S. Supreme Court case in which the Court articulated the fighting words doctrine, a limitation of the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of speech. On April 6,1940, Walter Chaplinsky, a Jehovah's Witness, was using the public sidewalk as a pulpit in downtown Rochester, passing out pamphlets and calling organized religion a "racket." After a large crowd had begun blocking the roads and generally causing a scene, a police officer removed Chaplinsky to take him to police headquarters. Upon seeing the town marshal (who had returned to the scene after warning Chaplinsky earlier to keep it down and avoid causing a commotion), Chaplinsky attacked the marshal verbally. He was then arrested. The complaint against Chaplinsky stated that he shouted: "You are a God-damned racketeer" and "a damned Fascist". Chaplinsky admitted that he said the words charged in the complaint, with the exception of the name of the deity. For this, he was charged and convicted under a New Hampshire statute preventing intentionally offensive speech being directed at others in a public place. Under New Hampshire's Offensive Conduct law (chap. 378, para. 2 of the NH. Public Laws) it is illegal for anyone to address "any offensive, derisive or annoying word to anyone who is lawfully in any street or public place ... or to call him by an offensive or derisive name." Chaplinsky appealed the fine he was assessed, claiming that the law was "vague" and that it infringed upon his 1st and 14th Amendment rights to free speech. The Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the arrest. Writing the decision for the Court, Justice Frank Murphy advanced a "two-tier theory" of the First Amendment. Certain "well-defined and narrowly limited" categories of speech fall outside the bounds of constitutional protection. Thus, "the lewd and obscene, the profane, the slanderous," and (in this case) insulting or "fighting" words neither contributed to the expression of ideas nor possessed any "social value" in the search for truth. #cc75thanniversary
C&C's attorneys & staff had a great time partcipating in the NBA Young Lawyers Division 14th Annual LogicForce Race Judicata. Proceeds from this year's race will benefit two local charities, Able Youth and Achilles International Nashville. Peter Robison had a FIRST PLACE finish in the 10K race, Ashley Holland received 2nd place for the 10K in her age group, Mary Stoner received 5th in the 5K for her age group, and David Steed got 3rd in the 5K for his age group! #CC75thAnniversary #RaceJudicata #uniquelynashville @nashvillebarassociation