Court of the Judiciary Files Formal Charges Against Judge James Taylor

January 24, 2012

The Court of the Judiciary has today filed formal charges against Hawkins County General Sessions Court Judge James F. Taylor for five counts of violating the Code of Judicial Conduct. 

Judge Taylor has 30 days to file a response to the charges.

Presiding Judge Chris Craft has also filed an Order of Recusal because he served on the investigative panel for this matter. Presiding Judge Pro-tem Jean Stanley will serve as presiding judge in this matter. 

From this point forward, all filings in this matter will be public in nature and they will be posted online here.
Hawkins County General Sessions Court Judge James F. Taylor