Federal Judicial Post Drawing Interest in East Tenn.

Who will succeed U.S. District Judge Thomas W. Phillips when he retires in 2013? Speculation is already running high in East Tennessee, where the Knoxville New Sentinel’s Georgiana Vines tosses out the names of several candidates, including former TBA President Pamela Reeves, TBA President-Elect Cynthia Richardson Wyrick and Knoxville lawyer Dawn Coppock.