Jurisdiction Issue to be Resolved First in Breeding Case

At the start of Wednesday's hearing on Shelley Breeding's qualification to run for the new 89th House District seat in Knox County, Hamilton County Chancellor W. Frank Brown gave lawyers copies of a Tennessee Supreme Court decision that raises a question of jurisdiction. Breeding's lawyer, Bill Stokes, said the jurisdictional issue is if a judge can rule on a local election commission matter that the commission has not voted on. The News Sentinel reports