TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jul 21, 2015

Senior Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood has refused to grant immunity to Knox County Circuit Court Judge Bill Ailor in a lawsuit challenging Ailor’s decision to fire a longtime judicial assistant just days before he was sworn into office. Blackwood ruled that because Ailor had not taken office at the time of the firing, he is not entitled to judicial immunity or the free legal counsel he has been receiving from the state attorney general’s office. Knoxnews has more.