State Supreme Court to lose second justice

Supreme Court Justice William C. Koch, Jr. reportedly told the governor today he'll retire in July to become dean of the Nashville School of Law. Justice Janice Holder also plans an exit next year. From the Inbox:

“My service on the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court has been rewarding and meaningful, and I was looking forward to the opportunity to serve as Chief Justice next fall,” Justice Koch added. “However, when the Board of Trustees approached me about succeeding Dean Joe C. Loser, Jr., I realized that I could make no better use of my time and energies than becoming involved in the professional development of the women and men who desire to provide their fellow Tennesseans with excellent and affordable legal representation.”