Judicial Selection May Be The One Thing These Tennessee Politicos Agree On

Judicial Selection May Be The One Thing These Tennessee Politicos Agree On
Former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson, who is also an attorney (besides playing one on Law and Order), is part of the bi-partisan campaign to continue a merit-based system of selecting judges, even though the state constitution says Tennesseans should elect them directly. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN

A campaign to solidify the way Tennessee chooses its 29 appeals court judges has brought together strange bedfellows – from Alberto Gonzales, President George W. Bush’s attorney general to the top Democrat in the state House, Craig Fitzhugh.

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School Superintendent ‘Fearful’ Of Low Turnout In Williamson County Elections

School Superintendent ‘Fearful’ Of Low Turnout In Williamson County Elections
Williamson County Schools superintendent Mike Looney has spent an increasing amount of time on political activities, such as lobbying at the state legislature. Credit: WCS via Facebook

The superintendent of Williamson County Schools is pleading with parents to take an interest in local elections. Mike Looney’s open letter follows a move this year by elected officials to limit the political influence of schools.

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