Three Candidates Recommended for Court of Criminal Appeals Vacancy

October 24, 2011

Nashville, Tenn. – The Judicial Nominating Commission met in Jackson today to interview the eight applicants for the vacancy on the Court of Criminal Appeals created by the death of Judge J.C. McLin.

After holding a public hearing and an interview for each applicant, the Judicial Nominating Commission has recommended the following three candidates to Governor Bill Haslam:

J. Robert Carter, Jr. (Bobby)
Criminal Court Judge
30th Judicial District
Memphis, Tenn.

J. Ross Dyer
Senior Counsel & Managing Attorney for the Memphis Office
Office of the Tennessee Attorney General
Memphis, Tenn.

Roger A. Page
Circuit Court Judge
26th Judicial District
Medina, Tenn.

The governor may now appoint one of these candidates or request a new slate of candidates from the Judicial Nominating Commission.

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