It seems the legislature has found a compromise on judicial discipline:
The bill abolishes the Court of the Judiciary, which was composed of judges and lawyers appointed by the state Supreme Court and the Tennessee Bar Association. In its place, the legislation creates a new 16-member Board of Judicial Conduct, 10 of them judges and six nonjudges. Of the nonjudges, three will be lawyers and three will be "lay persons."
The 10 judges will be appointed by judicial organizations rather than by the Supreme Court and the bar association. The six nonjudges will be appointed by the governor and the speakers of the House and Senate, each having two appointees.
"This will not be judges picking judges to judge judges," said Sen. Mike Faulk, R-Church Hill, who sponsored the bill in the Senate.