judicial elections

More than half the members of Gov. Bill Haslam’s hand-picked special Supreme Court have recused themselves from hearing a case to determine the constitutionality of how Tennessee selects appellate and high-court judges. Special Supreme Court Judges William Muecke Barker, George H. Brown and Robert L. Echols announced Friday they had disqualified themselves from the case […]


Despite opposition from the governor and both speakers, and a delay in committee, Rep. Glen Casada says he still plans to move forward with a bill requiring the election of judges. But it’s now on hold for a while. The bill, HB173, was postponed Tuesday by the House Judiciary Committee. It is scheduled to be […]


The lieutenant governor had proposed amending the state constitution in line with Tennessee’s process for selecting judges. But he said there is not enough time remaining in the legislative session to pass his bill.