The Governor’s Commission on Judicial Appointments met on May 13, 2014 in Nashville to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for the vacancy on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals..
After interviewing the candidates and conducting a vote, the Commission has submitted the following three as nominees to Gov. Bill Haslam for the vacancy effective September 1, 2014.
Timothy Lee Easter
Circuit Court Judge
James Winn Milam
Davidson County Assistant District Attorney General
Roger Eric Nell
District Public Defender
The vacancy was created by the announcement by Judge Jerry Smith that he will not seek to retain his seat in the August general election.