TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Apr 28, 2014

Gov. Bill Haslam, former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson and former Gov. Phil Bredesen on Tuesday will help launch a bipartisan  “Vote Yes on 2” campaign in support of Amendment 2 to the state constition. The amendment would provide for initial appointment of judges on the Supreme Court and the courts of appeal and criminal appeals by the governor, with confirmation by the state legislature and retention elections by voters at the next statewide August election and thereafter for eight-year terms. The measure is one of four constitutional amendments on the Nov. 4 ballot. The Commercial Appeal has more.