Cornelia A. Clark

Press Release from the TN Supreme Court, August 26, 2011: Statement from Chief Justice Cornelia A. Clark regarding the passing of former Chief Justice Adolpho A. Birch, Jr.: “We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of former Chief Justice Adolpho A. Birch, Jr. Our judicial family has lost a great leader, champion of […]


Tennessee Chief Justice Cornelia A. Clark has publicly stated she opposes making Tennessee judges stand for election — and that she’s sharing her views on the matter with legislators. Sen. Mike Bell suggests a judge engaging in closed-door policy advocacy is akin to a politician offering ex parte input on a case under a court’s consideration.


Speech by Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Cornelia A. Clark (“State of the Judiciary” – pdf) before the Tennessee Press Association, February 11, 2011 (Available at Welcome & Introductions Members of the Tennessee Press Association and special guests – it is an honor and privilege to speak with you today. I recognize that it […]


Cornelia Clark likens popular elections for judges to voting for sports referees and umpires. She acknowledged though that she’s participated herself in politics by donating to political campaigns.


Press Release from Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts, Aug. 9, 2010: NASHVILLE – Justice Cornelia A. Clark will become the second woman in the state’s history to serve as chief justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court when she is sworn into office at 10 a.m. on Sept. 1 at the historic courthouse in Franklin, […]