TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Brittany Sims on May 31, 2013

The surprise announcement that Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Joseph M. Tipton and Court of Appeals Judge Patricia J. Cottrell will step down next year highlights the legislature’s failure to extend the life of the Judicial Nominating Commission beyond June 30, leaving commissioners scrambling to nominate replacements. In an editorial detailing the problems now facing the judicial branch, the Knoxville News Sentinel editorial board tasks the legislature next year with fixing the mess it made.