Haslam Speaks Out on Judicial Retention Elections

Gov. Bill Haslam said Friday that he thinks voters feel comfortable both with the way the state currently selects judges and “the work that the Supreme Court is doing,” adding he believes the citizenry of the state wants to “keep our judiciary, as much as possible, free from just pure politics.” In addition, he noted that there was a “sense that groups came in from outside the state and people didn’t really like that very much.” Haslam also gave a vote of confidence to the Board of Judicial Conduct. “To me I feel like that committee does a good job of reviewing [judicial ethics complaints], and I am willing to stand with the decisions they make,” Haslam said. Read more in this story from TNReport.