TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Aug 28, 2014

Incoming Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Holly Kirby and attorney Lang Wiseman spoke in favor of Amendment 2 Wednesday at a forum at the Memphis Bar Association sponsored by the Association for Women Attorneys. The amendment to the Tennessee Constitution would require the legislature to approve those nominated by the governor to the state’s appellate courts, including the Tennessee Supreme Court. Kirby said the amendment will bring “civility and finality” to years of debate and lawsuits. “This continued controversy destabilizes our appellate courts and undermines the system of justice,” she said. “This is an opportunity to resolve a simmering controversy.” Memphis Daily News has more.