TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on May 27, 2014

Sen. Mike Bell, R-Riceville, disclosed today that he was the source of an “anonymous” complaint filed with the Board of Judicial Conduct (BJC) against Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary Wade. At issue were comments Wade made to a reporter in November, expressing his belief that all current appellate judges are qualified to serve. Bell alleges that the comment violates rules governing campaigning by judges. Last Friday, the BJC released its determination that the complaint was unfounded and thus dismissed. News Channel 5 has that story. Bell now has written a letter “excoriating the board” for dismissing the complaint, the AP reports. The Memphis Daily News has the latest.