Tennessee Senators Propose Changes to Judicial Branch

Several State Senators are proposing a number of changes to the judicial branch, including another run at removing party labels from judicial elections in Davidson and Shelby counties and the creation of a new judicial district, The Nashville Post reports. A proposal from Sen. John Stevens, R-Huntingdon, would require elections for state trial court judgeships and county judicial offices to be conducted in a nonpartisan manner in Davidson and Shelby counties. Another newly filed bill from Sen. Kerry Roberts, R-Springfield, would establish a 32nd judicial district in Tennessee. Williamson County, which currently shares the 21st judicial district with Hickman, Lewis and Perry counties, would get its own district while the three smaller counties would remain together.
 
 
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