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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Apr 22, 2013

A number of media outlets carried news of the legislature’s final day on Friday, which did not include consideration of two key bills: one to reauthorize the Judicial Selection Commission and another to reauthorize the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission. The selection commission will sunset on July 1. TBA Executive Director Allan Ramsaur warns that the inaction means there will be no way to replace a judge who resigns, retires or dies after that date. Knoxnews and Humphrey on the Hill have stories. The evaluation commission will continue until July 1, 2014. Efforts to replace the members of that body led Ramsaur to tell the Metro Pulse that continuity on the commission is critical for providing the highest level of credibility to the proceedings.