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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Supports Democratic Appointment of Justices

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Jeff Bivins supports an amendment to the Tennessee Constitution under which that the governor would appoint Tennessee appellate court judges, subject to legislative confirmation, and followed by retention elections. The question is one of four proposed amendments before voters statewide on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

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