TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Elizabeth Todaro on Jul 25, 2014

Retired Tennessee Supreme Court Justice William C. Koch Jr. was honored Thursday night by Lipscomb University’s Institute for Law, Justice and Society as part of its “Conversations of Significance” series. During the event, Koch commented on the judicial retention elections and judicial independence in general. When asked why the retention election was so contentious this year, Koch replied “absolute power corrupts absolutely … Today, we have some at the levers of power who want more power. They have said ‘I want judges who think just like me.’ Is that the system we really want?” Read more from the conversation with Koch and see photos from the event.