TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Oct 28, 2013

The Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct has charged Fourth Judicial District Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew with judicial misconduct for ruling that a Cocke County infant could not be named “Messiah.” According to the Associated Press, the board charged that Ballew’s ruling, and public comments she made about it, violated several elements of the state’s Code of Judicial Conduct, including a prohibition of any indications of bias based on religion. Read more on Fox News 17.