Lawsuit questions constitutionality of Tennessee Plan

A conservative think tank today filed suit in federal district court in Nashville challenging the constitutionality of the entire appellate judicial system in Tennessee. The lawsuit, brought on behalf of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research and its director by Nashville lawyer Bob Delaney, alleges that the Tennessee Plan for merit selection, evaluation and retention of appellate court judges deprives voters of their 14th amendment right to vote.

Along with a declaration that the election of the Tennessee Supreme Court and intermediate appellate courts is unlawful, the suit prays for a temporary restraining order to block the appointment of a fifth justice to the Supreme Court. Download a copy of the filings:

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