TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on May 28, 2014

An editorial in the Mountain Press condemns Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey’s campaign to unseat Chief Justice Gary Wade, Justice Cornelia Clark and/or Justice Sharon Lee. The newspaper notes that a concerted effort to unseat sitting judges simply to put in people of different party affiliation will only cause more petty partisanship in the state. “It's our feeling that partisan politics is best left to the politicians,” the editorial says. “Judges, especially those dealing with the philosophical decisions often made at appellate and Supreme Court level, should be left alone to fulfill their duties without concern as to what campaign donors or state political parties might think.” (Subscription required.)