John Jay Hooker, on behalf of himself and others, v. Governor Bill Haslam, et al.

John Jay Hooker, on behalf of himself and others, v. Governor Bill Haslam, et al.
M2012-01299-COA-R3-CV

Plaintiff filed this action in Circuit Court challenging the constitutionality of the Tennessee Retention Election Statutes, Tenn. Code Ann. ยงยง 17-4-1010 et seq. The Trial Judge held the statutes were constitutional, but concluded that intermediate appellate judges are subject to retention election only by the qualified voters of the grand division in which the judge resides. Plaintiff appealed. We affirm the Trial Court's decision that the statutes are constitutional, but reverse the Trial Court's holding that intermediate appellate judges are subject to retention only by the qualified voters of the grand division in which the judge resides.
 

Authoring Judge: 
Presiding Judge Herschel Pickens Franks
Originating Judge: 
Judge Hamilton Gayden, Jr.
Date Filed: 
Friday, July 27, 2012