Bredesen, Slatery Ask Biz Community to Support Judicial Selection Amendment

Former Gov. Phil Bredesen and Herbert Slatery, counsel to Gov. Bill Haslam, today called on Nashville's business community to actively support a proposed amendment to Tennessee's Constitution regarding the selection of appellate judges. At a Tennessee Business Roundtable gathering, Bredesen and Slatery painted a picture of the amendment's alternative — politicized and paid-for judicial elections that would undermine the legitimacy of legal decisions. Slatery also told the group that Haslam's administration intends to run a public campaign on the issue tentatively called "Vote Yes on 2." The Nashville Post has more.

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