Chattanooga Editorials: Reject Politics in Courts

Editorials from both the Chattanooga Times and the Free Press are urging voters to retain Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary Wade and Justices Cornelia Clark and Sharon Lee in the Aug. 7 election. A Free Press editorial opinion calls Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey’s campaign to oust the three incumbent justices “almost entirely politically driven.” The Times editorial opinion says that Ramsey is driven only by his desire to have a Republican Supreme Court and a Republican Attorney General. “But that's not how courts work,” the newspaper says. “The judicial system is the portion of our government that is designed to be the balance to partisan politics.”