Conservative Group Backs Wade for Retention

The Tennessee Conservative Union announced yesterday it is supporting Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary Wade for retention in the Aug. 7 election, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports. The group, which led the move to reject former Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Penny White in 1996, issued a statement decrying partisan politics in the court system and praising Wade for upholding the Constitution. The statement said nothing about Justices Cornelia Clark or Sharon Lee.