U.S. Appeals Court Dismisses Challenge to 'Tennessee Plan' - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jul 1, 2014

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed dismissal of a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the "Tennessee Plan" under which the justices of the Tennessee Supreme Court and judges of the intermediate appellate courts will stand for retention election on Aug. 7. The lawsuit, brought by Knoxville lawyer Herbert Moncier, is the second unsuccessful federal challenge to the plan, which has been upheld by every state and federal court to examine the issue.