NASVHILLE — State Senator Doug Overbey (R-Maryville) has been reappointed to the Council of State Governments’ (CSG) Legal Task Force. CSG is the bi-partisan professional association which is the only national organization serving all three branches of government in 50 states and Puerto Rico.

“I am delighted that you will continue to serve in this position,” said Senator Kelvin Atkinson of Nevada, 2017 CSG National Chair in a letter of appointment to Overbey. “I look forward to having the benefit of your time, energy and talent to guide the Council’s services.”

The organization’s 12-member Legal Task Force reviews litigation in federal courts that may potentially impact the states or the fundamental tenets of the American federalism system. Each year the U.S. Supreme Court hears several cases that have a direct impact on states, the rulings of which could dramatically alter the relationship between the federal government and states.

“Working together with the State and Local Legal Center (SLLC), of which CSG is a member, the Legal Task Force has a unique opportunity to present a state perspective to the Court via amicus briefs,” Atkinson continued.

“I am honored to be chosen to continue service on this panel,” said Senator Overbey, an attorney who is Vice-Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “There are many challenges on the horizon as we look to matters which will come before the Supreme Court in the near future. I look forward to working with my Task Force colleagues from across the nation and the SLLC in addressing the interests of the states and their citizens in such actions.”

Overbey’s new term will begin on January 1 and concludes on December 31, 2018.

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