Senate Panel Grills Board Over Handling of Ethics Complaint

A Senate panel grilled court officers for more than four hours Tuesday at a hearing focused on the Board of Judicial Conduct’s handling of a complaint against Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary Wade, the Tennessean reports. State Sen. Mike Bell, a critic of the judiciary, chaired the hearing of the Ad Hoc Committee on Judicial Accountability. Judge Chris Craft, chair of the Board of Judicial Conduct, and the board’s Chief Disciplinary Counsel Timothy R. Discenza were among the witnesses. Both testified that Wade did not appear to have done anything wrong and nothing was amiss in the board’s consideration of the complaint.