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Tennessee Senate Passes Judicial-Selection Amendment



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Great news out of the Tennessee senate: The body passed a proposed constitutional amendment to reform the state’s judicial selection system, by an overwhelming margin of 29 to 2. The amendment, which I wrote about last week, must pass the Tennessee house by a two-thirds margin before facing voters in Tennessee’s 2014 general election.

There could be a vote on the state-house floor as early as the first week in March, where I remain optimistic of the amendment’s chances.



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