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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Nov 19, 2013

The Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission is leaning against recommending to voters that they re-elect Appeals Court Judge Andy Bennett, Criminal Appeals Court Judge Camille R. McMullen and Criminal Appeals Court Judge Jerry L. Smith, the Tennessean reports. The recommendations are based on the judges’ job performance, including results from a survey of lawyers and statistics on how quickly they issue rulings. Recommending against keeping a judge has been a rarity since independent reviews began in Tennessee in 1994. Drafts of the reports are scheduled to be released next month, with a final decision on the recommendations to be made in March.