TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 2, 2016

Nashville General Sessions Judge Casey Moreland has asked the Judicial Ethics Committee to weigh in on whether it is ethical for judges to sign orders in cases they do not hear. The move from the court's presiding judge comes after reports that Judge Rachel Bell signed orders committing 53 individuals to mental health facilities after their cases were heard by a substitute judge. Moreland took over as presiding judge from Bell this week. Asking for the ethics opinion was one of his first acts, the Tennessean reports.