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Every lawyer I know has heard that the word "shall" means something is mandatory. However, do you have a cite to support that statement? You do in Tennessee, to wit: Stubbs v. State, 393 S.W.2d 150, 154 (Tenn. 1965) (citing Louisville & N.R. Co. v. Hammer, 236 S.W.2d 971, 973 (Tenn. 1951)).