Post Tagged with: "Judicial Selection"

Attorney John Jay Hooker speaks at the Tennessee Legislature. The 83-year-old says he has made it his life's mission to prove the current system for selecting judges is unconstitutional. Credit: Sean Braisted via Flickr

Special Court Rebuffs John Jay Hooker’s Latest Swing At Tennessee Judicial Selection

April 23, 2014 at 5:46 pm

A specially-appointed Tennessee Supreme Court has denied a challenge to the state’s selection process for judges. It’s yet another failed lawsuit filed by activist attorney John Jay Hooker.

Senators Vote for Judicial Selection Amendment Hoping for Failure

February 21, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Some state senators held their noses and voted Thursday for a constitutional amendment regarding how judges are chosen in Tennessee. The measure largely keeps the current system in tact with appointments by the governor and retention elections every eight years.

Senate OKs Federal-Style Judge Appointment, Requires Constitutional Change

April 23, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Monday night the state Senate signed off on a proposal for selecting judges that would let them grill the nominees live, just like the U.S. Senate does in Washington. The change requires a constitutional amendment.

Competing Judge Appointment Ideas Swoop Towards Senate Floor

April 10, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Two very different ways of appointing state judges flew out of a state Senate Committee Tuesday and were immediately scheduled for a floor vote on Wednesday.

Rep. Casada Says His ‘Elect the Supremes’ Idea Is Still Alive

February 7, 2012 at 6:30 pm

A bill to directly elect Supreme Court justices in Tennessee has been delayed, but the lawmaker behind the push says it’s not dead. The Republican-led legislation conflicts with a proposal from Governor Bill Haslam, who wants to write the current judicial appointment process into the state constitution.

Judicial Selection Critics Wave Caution Flag on Constitutional Amendment

January 25, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Critics of the way Tennessee names its Supreme Court justices and appellate judges are waving a caution flag Wednesday. Governor Bill Haslam proposed making the much-debated judicial selection process more permanent by writing it into the state constitution.

State Legislators Approach Judicial Selection Compromise

May 28, 2009 at 2:50 pm

State lawmakers passed a compromise measure today to tweak and temporarily extend the state’s process for selecting judges, which had been set to phase out at the end of June.

GOP Leader Wants to Put Off Judicial Selection Decision

May 26, 2009 at 5:48 pm

Republicans are working to cobble together a compromise that satisfies two differing philosophies on how to select judges in Tennessee.

Legislation on Judicial Selection Gets “Express Lane”

May 19, 2009 at 3:01 pm

Bills that would extend the current method of selecting judges – with a new cast of characters in the nominating commission – continued through the state legislative committee system Tuesday.

Judicial Selection Amendment Emerges from Senate

May 13, 2009 at 8:57 pm

Tennesseans could be asked to vote on how to choose judges, under a plan proposed yesterday by state Senator Mark Norris of Memphis.