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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jan 29, 2014

Legal analyst Andrew Cohen condemns legislation that would gut the Tennessee Supreme Court's administrative powers in a scathing article for The Week news magazine. Cohen calls the legislation, which would transfer the administrative functions of the judiciary to the comptroller of the treasury, as a “big ball of scorn for the state’s judiciary.” The author also interviews  Justice at Stake Executive Director Bert Brandenburg, who tells him that, "There's a reason no other state in the country has such a system. It denies the courts the most basic of administrative functions and seeks to make our courts of law answer to politicians instead of the law."