Allan Ramsaur

State lawmakers want the power to approve or reject appointees to Tennessee’s Supreme and Appellate Courts. Another plan to ask voters to formally adopt the state’s current practice of picking judges failed this year.

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A bill to elect judges to Tennessee’s appellate and Supreme courts failed to advance out of a House Judiciary Committee Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Senate is considering two alternate judicial selection plans.

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A panel of state lawmakers is expected to examine the Court of the Judiciary next week. But Gov. Bill Haslam said Friday he’s as yet unsure whether he supports altering the make-up of the appointed panel charged with investigating ethical complaints against Tennessee judges. The governor told reporters following the swearing in of a criminal […]

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