Governor Appoints Special Supreme Court to Hear Appeal

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed a special Supreme Court to hear a case from which all five Tennessee Supreme Court justices have recused themselves. William M. Barker, Andree Sophia Blumstein, George H. Brown Jr., Robert L. Echols and W. Morris Kizer will hear the case, which is an appeal of Hooker et al. vs. Haslam et al., a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a Court of Criminal Appeals appointment by the governor.