TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Aug 30, 2016

The Tennessee Supreme Court today issued an order amending Supreme Court Rule 32 to make several changes to the way the court’s chief justice is selected. The amendment (1) removes the deadline of Sept. 1 for selecting a new chief justice, (2) extends the initial term of the chief justice from one to four years, (3) allows the chief justice to serve additional unlimited consecutive two-year terms, and (4) allows three justices to remove the chief justice for cause (down from the previous requirement of four).

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