In the News: The Tennesseee Freedom of Speech Act – George Dean’s Take

In the News:  The Tennessee Freedom of Speech Act, Tenn. Code Ann. § 2-7-143, was passed by the Tennessee General Assembly during its last session.

Tune, Entrekin & White P.C.’s attorney, George Dean gives a summary of the Act’s implications, on his blog, Tennessee Zoning & Land Use.  George Dean provides a succinct explanation of  its provisions and offers his opinion on potential problems that may surface as a result of them, and possible solutions to some of those problems.  

George-DeanGeorge Dean frequently lectures on matters in these practice areas numerous events held for industry  experts and organizations including annual held by the International Code Council and its affiliated organizations. 

More information about the Federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act can be found at the United States Department of Justice’s website.  The U.S. Department of Justice also provides a brief guide to Federal Religious Land Use Protections here

George Dean is the principal author of “Legal Aspects of Codes Administration,” published by the International Codes Council.  He has also written a number of other publications including the “Legal Handbook for Tennessee Codes Officials,“Tennessee Zoning Boards: Practice and Procedure,” and “Land Use Law: Tennessee and Beyond.”

George frequently updates his web site, tnlanduse.com with pertinent information about the law of land use planning in Tennessee, and his blog, tnzoning.blogspot.com.