TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on May 30, 2014

Tennessee’s judicial system does not need Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey’s campaign to unseat three state Supreme Court justices for political reasons, an editorial in the Jackson Sun asserts. "While Ramsey is free to pursue his political interests in the legislature and with the executive branch...he has no business inserting political partisanship into the selection or retention of judges," the paper writes. “There simply is no place for politics in the judicial system. That’s why it is a separate arm of government intended to offer checks and balances. Judicial impartiality is critical to public trust in the law and the courts,” the editors conclude.