Three still in running to replace Wade

Council sends its recommendations to governor
Oct 28, 2015 7:03 AM

State Supreme Court alters summary judgment standard

Ruling returns state to federal standard, realigns rule with state law
Oct 27, 2015 7:23 AM

Judicial appointments council now taking Wade replacement applications

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Gary Wade put in his last day on the job Tuesday, so now it's up to the Governor's Council for Judicial Appointments to find his replacement from the state's Eastern or Western grand divisions. Check out all the information on applications, which are due Oct. 12, here.

Sep 9, 2015 12:00 PM

Ramsey’s PowerPoint on pushing out Democratic supremes

Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey’s office has created and shared with business leaders and various stakeholders a 31-slide presentation laying out why they should push out the three Democrats serving on the state’s highest court.

The presentation has been shown to several groups of people beginning early this year, including business leaders, victims rights advocates, and “anybody interested in the Supreme Court and how retention elections work,” said the lieutenant governor’s spokesman Adam Kleinheider. The slides lay out an argument for voting out the three Democratic Supreme Court Justices, which could then lead to replacing the court’s appointed attorney general, Bob Cooper, with someone more friendly to GOP and business issues. Find the slides here.

Led by Ramsey, Republicans have begun eyeing the Supreme Court as a target in this August’s retention elections. Ramsey’s office gave the documents to NewsChannel 5’s Phil Williams, said Kleinheider, who added that the document was created by staff on off hours. Although Williams asked for the presentation via an open-records request, the office disagreed that the presentation was a public record and denied the request but separately gave Williams the document anyway, he said.

“Don’t go out here and tell me that this is a nonpartisan group and that there’s never been politics involved," Ramsey told Williams in an interview. "There has always been politics involved.”

May 6, 2014 2:32 PM

Criminal Appeals judge leads quintet of Supreme Court applicants

Former Metro ECD director, Gullett member also file to fill Koch spot
Feb 24, 2014 7:05 AM

Solicitor General named state courts director

Former assistant AG returned from BlueCross stint in '11
Sep 11, 2013 11:12 AM

State courts director to step down

Administrator with ‘remarkable competence and caring manner’ has led 75-person, $130M organization since ’06
Aug 27, 2013 10:50 AM

Supreme Court justice to step down next summer

First woman to serve as chief justice lauded for work to improve access to legal services
Jun 26, 2013 1:12 PM

Suspended Williamson attorney denied reinstatement by Supreme Court

Judges say actions in AIM Healthcare case 'threatening to very core of legal system'
Jun 25, 2013 2:08 PM

Two steps forward, three steps back

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.

SEE ALSO: Special Supreme Court judges linked to pro-Tennessee Plan group

Aug 31, 2012 1:30 PM