Just 5 apply to fill Tenn. Supreme Court vacancy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Just five candidates have submitted applications to fill an upcoming West Tennessee vacancy on the state's highest court.

The two judges, two attorneys in private practice and a law professor submitted their applications by the Thursday deadline to be considered as finalists by the newly-created Governor's Commission on Judicial Appointments.

Gov. Bill Haslam created the 17-member panel through an executive order on Oct. 17. It largely mirrors the functions of the Judicial Nominating Commission, which lawmakers allowed to expire in June.

The applicants are Criminal Judge Christopher Bright Craft, Appeals Judge Holly M. Kirby, Humphrey's School of Law professor Steven J. Mulroy and attorneys William Lewis Jenkins Jr. and John Brook Lathram. Each of the applicants is from Memphis except for Jenkins , who is from Dyersburg.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 230179021 - local8now.com/a?a=230179021