TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Feb 22, 2012

Lawmakers are coalescing around a compromise amendment that would eliminate the Court of the Judiciary and replace it with a new “Board of Judicial Conduct” to investigate ethical complaints against judges and determine discipline,  The Tennessean reports. The proposal would continue to allow judges to be punished privately in some circumstances, but it would lower the bar for when the investigation of a judge is appropriate. It also would maintain the current membership breakdown of 10 judges and six non-judges, but would remove all appointment power from the Tennessee Supreme Court. Instead, it would vest that power in the Tennessee Judicial Conference and the House and Senate speakers. Learn more in The Tennessean