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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Dec 1, 2017

Metro Nashville’s General Sessions Court judges have elected Melissa Blackburn to serve as presiding judge of the court until Sept. 1, 2018, the Nashville Post reports. Blackburn will take over for Judge Angelita Blackshear Dalton, who was recently appointed to the 20th Judicial District Criminal Court by Gov. Bill Haslam. Blackburn was first elected to the court in 2014, and also presides over Davidson County’s Mental Health Court and Veterans Specialty Treatment Court.