Governmental Affairs Committee

The TBA Governmental Affairs Committee is involved in one of the core missions of the association – advocacy for the profession and for our system of justice.

Chair
Gullett Sanford Robinson &...
150 Third Ave So., Ste 1700
Nashville, TN 37201
(615)244-4994

Grand Jury Recommends Criminal Charges for Ramsey, Harwell

A grand jury in Nashville has recommended criminal charges be filed against Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville, and House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, for failing to appoint enough women and minorities to the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission, the Associated Press reports. The grand jury found that the pair “willfully and arrogantly ignored the law requiring these appointments be made in proportion to the population of the state,” but did not specify which laws were violated. Davidson County District Attorney Glenn Funk is reviewing the grand jury report and will make the final decision on whether to file charges according to his office. The Johnson City Press has the story.

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Alexander, Ball Agree to Candidate Forum

Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander and Democratic challenger Gordon Ball will both attend a candidate forum hosted by the Tennessee Farm Bureau Oct. 16, Nooga.com reports. The forum will be held at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville on the same day early voting begins.

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