TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jun 4, 2014

The national Justice at Stake organization is concerned about preserving the impartiality of Tennessee courts after news broke that the three targeted Tennessee Supreme Court justices — Chief Justice Gary Wade, Justice Cornelia Clark and Justice Sharon Lee — have raised $600,000 for a coordinated campaign to defend against attacks from Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, who has outlined a plan to oust the three justices. “It’s discouraging to hear that Tennessee’s courts are about to face the kind of special-interest tsunami that is targeting courts across the country,” JAS Executive Director Bert Brandenburg said in a statement released yesterday. “Retention elections are designed to keep partisan politics out of the courts — not turn judges into politicians in black robes." GavelGrab has more.