Impeachment Possible for Tennessee Justices

Hit em with the book.


NASHVILLE — 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 on last week's election ballot.

They include Tennessee Supreme Court Justices Gary Wade, Connie Clark and Sharon Lee, who won their retention elections last week.

Hooker takes issue with the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission, which no longer exists, but, according to Tennessee, used surveys and interviews to review the performance of appellate judges and recommended them for retention or replacement.