TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Josie Beets on Mar 12, 2014

Senate Minority Leader Jim Kyle and Sen. Mark Green told the Associated Press today they may put their support behind a constitutional amendment for the popular election of the Attorney General. The resolution, sponsored by Sen. Mae Beavers, failed to gain support in the Senate last month when it fell two votes short of a majority, but it is scheduled for a re-vote tomorrow. Sen. Green's competing proposal for gubernatorial and legislative appointment of the AG has stalled in the House this session. Currently, the AG is appointed to an eight-year term by the Tennessee Supreme Court. In her February President's Perspective column, TBA president Cynthia Wyrick argued the current selection process works and should not be changed. Use TBA Impact now to let your Senators know where you stand in advance of tomorrow morning's vote.