TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jun 25, 2014

Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey’s attempt to purge Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary Wade, Justice Connie Clark and Justice Sharon Lee from the court is a direct assault on an independent judiciary and should be soundly rejected, an opinion piece in the Columbia Daily Herald states. Sam D. Kennedy — a former editor and publisher of the newspaper — writes  “We ask for good judges, those with courage who will not knuckle under to the demands of a governor, a state senator or a heavy campaign contributor; and one who will act in an impartial manner. ... His (Ramsey's) only reason for opposition to them is he wants to replace them with others who will follow his orders.”