Judge: Fellow Republicans to Blame for Politicizing Judiciary

Circuit Court Judge Rex Henry Ogle told a Newport civic club that his fellow Republicans are to blame for the politicization of Tennessee’s independent judicial branch of government, to the detriment of its citizens. Speaking at a Kiwanis Club luncheon Tuesday, Ogle criticized the Republican-led General Assembly’s decision to pass workers’ compensation legislation that “entirely” removes the court system from looking at cases, adding that he disagreed with the governor's assessment that the previous plan was keeping business from coming to Tennessee, the Newport Plain Talk reports.