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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jul 15, 2014

The editorial staff of the Tullahoma News and the Citizen Tribune write in recent editions of the papers that voters should not be “persuaded by negative ads attacking” three of the state’s Supreme Court justices but should vote to retain each of them on the Aug. 7 ballot. The paper addresses a number of criticisms that have been lodged against the three and concludes that all have the highest integrity, are fair and impartial, and are tough on crime. The editors conclude: “Tennesseans should not tolerate one person in one branch of government injecting partisan politics into the judicial branch where politics have no place. Our Tennessee Supreme Court must remain a politics-free zone where cases and issues are decided on the merits.”