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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jul 9, 2014

Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary Wade called an effort by Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey to have him unseated from the bench in the upcoming August election “different and disconcerting” during an interview with the Bristol Herald Courier yesterday. Ramsey has led a public campaign urging voters not to retain Wade and fellow justices Connie Clark and Sharon Lee. Wade, who was appointed by Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen, said the legislation providing for a retention system for Supreme Court justices was designed to remove partisan politics from the appellate court system, but Ramsey’s tactics have changed the process this year. “I guess we are getting a lesson in hardball politics,” Wade said.