University of Denver

Tennessee: Plaintiff Challenging Judicial Selection Process Asks 3 on Panel to Recuse Themselves

Former Senior Director

The plaintiff in a challenge to the constitutionality of the process for selecting the state's appellate judges asked two retired supreme court justices and a former federal judge to recuse themselves from a special five-member panel appointed by Governor Haslam to hear the case, alleging that as former judges "their impartiality might reasonably be questioned."