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
Smith Harris Carr
511 Union St Ste 710
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)255-2643
Immediate Past Chair
Gullett Sanford Robinson &...
150 Third Ave So., Ste 1700
Nashville, TN 37201
(615)244-4994

Wamp to Lead Rubio Campaign in Tennessee

Former Congressman Zach Wamp will be leading Sen. Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign efforts in Tennessee, Nooga.com reports. Rubio tweeted the news yesterday. Wamp represented Tennessee’s Third Congressional District for 16 years before an unsuccessful bid for governor in 2010.

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Lawmakers Seek Removal of Forrest Bust in State Capitol

In the wake of last week’s shooting at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, and calls in that state and Mississippi to remove the confederate flag from government property, Tennessee lawmakers are calling for area likenesses of Nathan Bedford Forrest to be removed. According to the Nashville Business Journal, both Democrats and Republicans said Monday that a bust of Forrest should be removed from the Tennessee Capitol. Another statue of Forrest is on private land, but lawmakers suggested the state plant trees along the highway to block views of it from Interstate Highway 65.

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