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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Third Anonymous Email Urges Harwell’s Ouster

Tensions between House Republicans are growing as an image depicting Speaker Beth Harwell as a puppet of House Clerk Joe McCord is circulating among legislators, the Nashville Post reports. The image is the latest of three sent to lawmakers in recent weeks – all from anonymous email accounts. They all have urged members to reject Harwell for being weak on conservative issues. The latest image, though, also calls on members to support Rick Womick for the leadership post.

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Former State Rep. Emmitt Ford Dies

Former Tennessee state Rep. Emmitt Ford died last night at Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Action News 5 reports. Ford, who was 70 years old, was elected to the state House in 1974 as a representative of District 86, which includes Memphis and parts of Shelby County. He resigned in 1981 after being convicted of insurance fraud and tax evasion. Funeral arrangements were not available at press time.

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