TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jul 10, 2014

The Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct has dismissed complaints charging three Supreme Court justices with violations of ethical rules, Knoxnews reports. Conservative activist blogger George Scoville of Nashville filed complaints against Chief Justice Gary Wade and Justices Cornelia Clark and Sharon Lee last month contending they violated a provision of the Code of Judicial Conduct that prohibits judges from endorsing candidates for elective office. Scoville claimed the justices were endorsing one another inappropriately by campaigning together, raising campaign funds together and appearing jointly around the state.