Wednesday, April 09, 2008

TN GenAssem Says No Sunshine for TN Judge Selections

THIS is completely outrageous. We, the people, will be unable to have the background of State Judges discussed in a public forum. These are the same people who sit in judgment of us.

A House subcommittee on Tuesday killed Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen's proposal to bar the Judicial Selection Commission from meeting in private.

The measure carried by House Judiciary Chairman Kent Coleman, a Murfreesboro Democrat, failed to advance on a voice vote in the Democrat-controlled House Civil Practice Subcommittee.