TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Aug 11, 2016

Campbell County General Sessions Judge Amanda Sammons was indicted yesterday on four felony charges of official misconduct, including lying and misusing her authority in two cases. The Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct responded by issuing a temporary suspension order barring Sammons from performing any judicial functions. Sammons’ attorney, Wade Davies, said she will plead not guilty and is prepared to show she has not committed any offense, according to Knoxnews. Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon Lee also today filed a standing order for substitute judges, authorizing Chancellor Elizabeth C. Asbury, Circuit Court Judge John D. McAfee, Criminal Court Judge E. Shayne Sexton and Claiborne County General Sessions Judge Robert M. Estep to hear cases on Sammons’ docket. The Campbell County Commission may also act to fill the seat until the case is resolved.