University of Denver

Tennessee: Legislature enacts new discipline system for judges

Former Senior Director

The state legislature approved a new judicial discipline system, calling for replacing the existing disciplinary body—the court on the judiciary—with an entity known as the board of judicial conduct. The ten judge members will be appointed by judicial organizations, rather than by the state bar and the supreme court, and the six non-judge members will be chosen by the governor and the speakers of the house and senate. The new board will be required to file regular reports with the legislature.