TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 30, 2016

The Tennessee Supreme Court issued a correction this week to an order originally filed on Aug. 30 to note that Justice Sharon Lee dissented to adoption of an order that amended Supreme Court Rule 32, which made several changes to the way the court’s chief justice is selected. Specifically, the order (1) removed the deadline of Sept. 1 for selecting a new chief justice, (2) extended the initial term of the chief justice from one to four years, (3) allowed the chief justice to serve additional unlimited consecutive two-year terms, and (4) allowed three justices to remove the chief justice for cause (down from the previous requirement of four).