TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jul 23, 2014

Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary Wade and Justices Cornelia Clark and Sharon Lee have been making appearances across Tennessee this week to talk with voters in advance of the Aug. 7 retention elections. Justice Wade made a stop in Dayton at the Rhea County Courthouse, Justice Clark visited the Coffee County Justice Center in Manchester and Justice Lee greeted local residents at the Dyer County Courthouse. Wade refuted claims stated in an attack ad that the three are “liberal justices,” saying partisan politics has no place in the judicial branch. Lee made similar remarks. "The bottom line is they are trying to put politics in the courtroom," she said. "When we go into court, we leave our politics at the door. My job is to uphold the constitution and uphold the laws of the state.”