TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jan 12, 2015

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the 11 members of the Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments, which will recommend candidates to fill vacancies for Tennessee trial and appellate courts. The council was established by executive order following passage of a constitutional amendment creating a method for selecting judges of the Supreme Court or any intermediate appellate court in Tennessee. Members of the council include three each from the western, middle and eastern divisions of the state and two at-large members. They are: Lang Wiseman, George Brown and Bradford Box in the west; Michelle Long, Michael Spitzer and Bill Young in the middle division; Rosemarie Hill, Cheryl Rice and R. Culver Schmid in the east; and at-large members David Golden and Randy Noel.