Judicial Election Process Muddied

The failure to renew the state’s Judicial Nominating Commission this year continues to have significant ramifications, according to a Memphis Daily News article. “We think it was really irresponsible for the legislature not to act, to put it into sort of this muddle,” said Allan Ramsaur, executive director of the Tennessee Bar Association. “We have for 50 years favored merit selection and believe it and retention elections meet the constitutional test for election,” Ramsaur added.  Gavel Grab has more on the issue.