Compromise on Judicial Ethics Body Advances in Tennessee

A compromise plan to reform the way judges are held accountable in Tennessee  won unanimous, 30-0 approval in the state Senate. The compromise plan  would replace the Court of the Judiciary, as the state’s judicial discipline commission is known, with a “judicial board of conduct.”  The legislation seeks to increase legislative oversight of the judicial branch, according […]

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Commentary: Avert 'Takeover' of Tennessee Judicial Ethics Body

A flurry of news media commentary suggests ways to preserve the valuable work of Tennessee’s judicial discipline commission, while possibly adopting reforms far short of a political takeover by the legislative branch. Tea Party conservatives are pushing for Tennessee legislators to grab control over naming members of the Court of the Judiciary, and the 16-member commission drew […]

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