Judges

Even though the current system has been ruled constitutional, many lawmakers have trouble getting over the nagging feeling that it really doesn’t gel with Tennessee’s governing document. And they doubt voters approve either.

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Republicans cleaned a lot of bills off their plate in their first year controlling the General Assembly and the governor’s office, but they built up a pile of bills they were saving for later. Lawmakers say they plan to get down to business right away after returning to Nashville Jan. 10 in hopes of adjourning […]

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The seeming constitutional disconnect between direct judicial elections and so-called “merit selection” by the state’s legal and political establishment is an issue that continues to garner debate.

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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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