Murfreesboro Attorney to Seek General Sessions Judgeship

Murfreesboro attorney Barry Tidwell yesterday announced his candidacy for General Sessions Judge, Part II, for Rutherford County. The post is currently held by Judge David Loughry, who has been a General Sessions Judge in Rutherford County since 1990, the Tennessean reports. “I believe that the duty of a judge, first and foremost, is to follow the law and constitution and to avoid at all cost legislating from the bench," Tidwell said in a press release. "Our government is divided into three distinct branches for a reason, and as General Sessions Judge I will apply the law without making the law."