Special Justices William Barker, George Brown and Robert Echols have stepped away from the five-member Special Supreme Court to which Gov. Haslam appointed them five weeks ago. John Jay Hooker had filed a motion to disqualify the trio earlier this month. Check a PDF of today's order here.
The Tennessee Supreme Court has adopted a revised set of ethics rules for Tennessee judges, particularly involving those judges' recusals. The move follows a petition from the state bar association. Our sister publication The City Paper has the full story here.