TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Aug 21, 2015

Gov. Bill Haslam said he has not had any communication with his close friend Attorney General Herbert Slatery about an upcoming vacancy on the Tennessee Supreme Court, the Associated Press reports. Haslam acknowledged that “there has been a lot of speculation” on whether Slatery will seek to move into the seat, which will be vacant as of Sept. 8 due to Justice Gary Wade’s retirement. Because the attorney general is so close with the governor, other potential candidates may want to wait and see what Slatery decides before submitting an application, the AP suggests. WATE News 6 has more.