TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Apr 28, 2014

Tennessee Republicans have captured the executive and legislative branches of state government, and now appear to be going after the top tier of the judicial branch — the state Supreme Court, the Times News reports. Three justices who are Democrats -- Chief Justice Gary Wade, Cornelia Clark and Sharon Lee -- will be on the Aug. 7 ballot to be retained or not by voters, and they can expect to face and an advertising campaign against their retention, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville, says. Ramsey says he will play an "informative role" in the retention election.