John Jay Hooker v. Governor Bill Haslam, et al.

M2012-01299-SC-R11-CV
Date / Time: 
July 19, 2013 - 1:00pm

Lower Court Summary

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.

Court: 
Supreme Court
County: 
Davidson
Division: 
Middle Section