Court of Judiciary

The compromise plan would change who appoints members to a judicial ethics panel but would keep the reins of power firmly in the hands of judges and retired judges. But complaints to the new Board of Judicial Conduct, which would replace the Court of the Judiciary in July, will still be kept secret.


Holdouts in the Senate Judiciary Committee have agreed to go along with a compromise to reconstitute the panel that investigates ethics complaints against judges. Members approved the measure unanimously, and the bill now moves toward the Senate floor.

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The Senate’s ranking Judiciary Committee lawmaker is growing weary of what she perceives as resistance to change from the Court of the Judiciary. The Mt. Juliet Republican says scrapping the panel and starting anew is starting to make the most sense.


Press Release from House Speaker Beth Harwell & Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, Aug. 19, 2011: (August 19, 2011, NASHVILLE) – Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R—Blountville) and House Speaker Beth Harwell (R—Nashville) today announced their respective appointments to the Ad Hoc Joint Committee on the Court of the Judiciary. The bipartisan, bicameral committee will be charged […]