TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jul 10, 2014

A group of citizens and lawmakers opposing retention elections for the state Supreme Court justices kicked off a campaign to defeat Amendment 2, which will appear on the November ballot, the Tennessean reports. The group, which launched the effort Tuesday at the War Memorial Plaza in Nashville, argues the amendment violates a constitutional requirement that all judges in the state be elected. According to the paper, the group is led by John Emison. Others who spoke included state Sen. Frank Niceley, R-Strawberry Plains, and Kevin Thompson, a lawyer from Franklin.