TBA President Defends Legality of Elections

TBA President Jonathan Steen today responded to an opinion piece in the Tennessean that questions the legality of the August 7 judicial elections. "The resounding answer from the courts and lawyers of the Tennessee Bar Association is YES (the elections are legal)," Steen wrote in part. "The branch charged under our constitution with the responsibility for deciding legality -- the courts -- have consistently held the retention elections to be constitutional. Constant attacks on the legitimacy of those decisions undermine the very bedrock of our democracy." Read the full response.