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Posted by: Barry Kolar on Jan 14, 2014
The Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission is unconstitutional because its composition does not reflect the composition of the state, Davidson County Circuit Court Judge Hamilton “Kip” Gayden ruled today. State law says the panel’s composition shall "approximate the population of the state with respect to race and gender," but it currently consists of seven white men, one white woman and one black woman, the Tennessean reports. Gayden's office says the state attorney general's office plans to appeal the ruling.