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Lawyer’s crusade against judges might continue with third grand jury visit

By   /  October 2, 2014  /  News, Tennessee, Tennessee Watchdog  /  No Comments

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Well-known Tennessee attorney John Jay Hooker persuaded Nashville grand jurors last week to recommend charges against Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and Speaker of the House Beth Harwell — but he’s not finished.

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Tennessee Judicial Conduct Board dismisses complaint against justice

By   /  September 16, 2014  /  News, Tennessee, Tennessee Watchdog  /  No Comments

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By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog NASHVILLE — The state Board of Judicial Conduct has dismissed an activist’s complaint that Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Gary Wade didn’t abide by the very judicial conduct rules he helped create. “Both disciplinary counsel and the investigative panel investigated and considered your complaint very seriously and felt it raised an […]

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TN Supreme Court justice may have violated ethics rule during retention campaign

By   /  August 29, 2014  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

BY THE BOOK: Some conservative Kansas lawmakers contend they have been unfairly targeted by the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission, and have begun discussing options for reforming the committee, including the removal of its enforcement authority.

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog NASHVILLE — An activist who filed ethics complaints against three Tennessee Supreme Court justices who won retention elections this summer says Justice Gary Wade was careless abiding by judicial conduct rules, and Wade has now admitted it. During the campaign, officials working for Justice Gary Wade put up a billboard in […]

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Articles of impeachment against Tennessee justices a possibility, says Hooker

By   /  August 13, 2014  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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John Jay Hooker, by his words, has secured assurances from members of the Tennessee General Assembly to introduce articles of impeachment against state appellate court judges whose names appeared n last week’s election ballot.

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Despite loss, anti-retention supporters in TN say message resonated with voters

By   /  August 8, 2014  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments


Voters decided Thursday to retain Tennessee Supreme Court justices Gary Wade, Connie Clark and Sharon Lee, Democrats in a mostly conservative state, but it appears the failed effort to unseat them had one key impact.

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Tennessee Supreme Court drama won’t end after retention election

By   /  August 7, 2014  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments


Voters will decide Thursday to keep or boot three Tennessee Supreme Court justices, but the drama will be far from over.

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