New NBA President Discusses Judicial Selection

Charles Grant, the new president of the Nashville Bar Association, tells the Nashville Business Journal that while the proposed constitutional amendment to change the way judges are selected is not perfect, it is better than popular elections for filling appellate and Supreme Courts posts. "Our view is that the direct election of appellate judges is not in the best interest of Tennesseans," Grant said. An attorney at Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz and the first African American president in the association's 182-year history added, "While the constitutional amendment is not the ideal solution, it is much better than the popular election of them, where candidates run and [are] elected due to powerful interests," The Nashville Business Journal reports.

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