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Tennessee Accepts Applications to Fill Supreme Court Vacancy

The Tennessee Governor's Council for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the passing of Justice Cornelia Clark. To qualify for consideration, an interested applicant must be a licensed attorney, at least 35 years of age, have been a resident of Tennessee for at least 5 years, and live in either the Middle or Eastern Tennessee Grand Division. Anyone living in or east of Stewart, Houston, Humphreys, Perry, and Wayne counties should fall into the area covered by those divisions, which constitute most of the state.


Applications are due at noon on Friday, November 19th, meaning that any application must be received by the Administrative Office of the Courts by that time. No allowances will be made for materials in transit.


The application can be found online here.


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