TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on May 21, 2014

Three Democratic Supreme Court justices — Connie Clark, Sharon Lee and Gary Wade — all say they will choose the state’s next attorney general in a transparent, “non-partisan manner,” regardless of political attacks, Knoxnews reports. As part of an effort to unseat the Democratic justices, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey has criticized current attorney general Robert Cooper, who was appointed by the court. If the three justices are rejected in the Aug 7 retention election, their successors would be appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam, who like Ramsey is a Republican. That court would appoint the next attorney general.