SHERRIE L. DURHAM v. BILL HASLAM, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Apr 4, 2016

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Sherrie Durham, Mount Juliet, Tennessee, Pro Se.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery, III, Attorney General and Reporter; Andrée Blumstein, Solicitor General; and Janet M. Kleinfelter, Deputy Attorney General; for the appellee, Bill Haslam, in his official capacity as Governor of the State of Tennessee, et al.

Judge(s): COTTRELL

Plaintiff filed a complaint against the Governor, all state appellate court judges, the Tennessee Republican Party, and the Tennessee Democratic Party in which she alleges, inter alia, that the Tennessee Plan and statutes providing for the appointment of special and senior judges violate her state and federal constitutional rights. The defendants filed motions to dismiss, arguing that Plaintiff lacked standing and failed to state a claim for which relief can be granted. The trial court granted the motions to dismiss, and Plaintiff appeals. We affirm the trial court?s judgment dismissing Plaintiff?s complaint.1