Cooper Continues Support for Nashville Courthouse

The Tennessean today followed up on the discussion of whether a new federal courthouse is needed in Nashville, quoting U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, who said a report critical of the project overlooks some of the ways in which the current court building is outdated. Cooper, a Democrat who has made fiscal conservatism his calling card in Congress but has long pushed for a new federal courthouse in Nashville, told the newspaper that, “We played by the rules. We haven’t elbowed our way in the federal line. We shouldn’t be punished for that.”