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.

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DesJarlais to Begin Neck Cancer Treatment

U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais announced Friday that he has neck cancer and will undergo extensive therapy beginning this week. The Jasper Republican said his doctors have told him there is a 90 percent cure rate, the Tennessean reports. DesJarlais, 50, said he will continue his campaign for a third term. He faces state Sen. Jim Tracy of Shelbyville in a heated primary on Aug. 7.

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Ramsey: Won't 'Sit on Sidelines' as Justices Seek Support

Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey said Wednesday he has no intentions of “sitting on the sidelines” while members of the state Supreme Court try and earn yes votes in the August retention election, TriCities reports. Ramsey spoke out a day after Chief Justice Gary Wade told the Bristol Herald Courier that Ramsey’s campaign to oust him and fellow justices Connie Clark and Sharon Lee is “disconcerting” and “disturbing.” Ramsey said the retention election flies under the radar of most voters because it takes place only every eight years but the fact that voters are involved makes the justices fair game in the political arena.

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