TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Barry Kolar on Jan 17, 2014

The Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission today recommended retention for all of the judges seeking it, spokeswoman Michele Wojciechowski said. Two judges -- Appeals Court Judge Andy Bennett and Criminal Appeals Court Judge Camille R. McMullen -- had received preliminary negative recommendations, but were given the opportunity to file written responses and appear before the commission today in Nashville before a final vote. Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Jerry L. Smith also faced a negative recommendation, but decided not to seek another term, the Tennessean reported earlier.