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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on May 27, 2014

In an interview with the Johnson City Press, former Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Penny White talks about the campaign that removed her from the court and draws parallels to this year’s effort targeting three sitting justices. White – the only state judge to lose a retention election – says voters should “Be skeptical of those who would attempt to bully the bench. Ask yourself: What’s in it for them? What do they expect to gain?” She also suggests voters ask themselves why an elected official would be eager to bring outside money into Tennessee in an attempt to influence the outcome of a Supreme Court election and would want to diminish the separation of power between the three branches of government.