Brickbat: Overruled


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On one single day, Tennessee Circuit Judge John McAfee overturned three rulings by Campbell County General Sessions Judge Amanda Sammons that removed a total of four children from their homes over the objections of the Department of Children's Services. DCS not only told Sammons they did not wish to remove the children from their homes but they saw no legal grounds to do so. Sammons removed two of the children without even holding a hearing. McAfee says he routinely has to issue emergency orders stays of Sammon's removal orders and overturns her removal orders on a weekly basis.