in Nashville is seeking to stop jailers across Tennessee from enforcing
a state law that requires them to investigate the immigration status of
any person who comes into a county or municipal detention facility. Public Chapter No. 1112, which passed in 2010 and took effect this year, required the Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training,
or POST, Commission to draw up procedures for jails to follow. The
lawsuit, filed by Nashville immigration attorney Elliott Ozment in
Davidson County Chancery Court, claims the POST Commission did not
follow the state’s open meetings laws as it drew up a policy, and asks a
judge for a temporary injunction that would halt its continued publication and implementation." - Tennessean, Dec. 29, 2011.