A compromise plan to reform the way judges are held accountable in Tennessee won unanimous, 30-0 approval in the state Senate.
The compromise plan would replace the Court of the Judiciary, as the state’s judicial discipline commission is known, with a “judicial board of conduct.” The legislation seeks to increase legislative oversight of the judicial branch, according to a (Nashville) Tennesseean article. Tennessee’s judges had a voice in shaping the compromise.
Tennessee’s House has not yet voted on companion legislation. You can learn about other facets of the legislation, and its background, from Gavel Grab.