TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on May 15, 2014

Retiring Tennessee Supreme Court Justice William Koch talked about the upcoming judicial retention elections in remarks yesterday to the 15th Judicial District Bar Association, The Tennessean reports. In Lebanon for the meeting, Koch said the current system is a good one that keeps money and politics out of the justice system. "In other states where there is campaign funding, people think justice can be bought," Koch said. "I don't think justice should be bought." The Wilson Post also covered the event and reports that Koch also said he was sorry to see an effort to politicize the state’s highest court by targeting three of the justices for defeat this summer.