New judicial ethics rules clear TN committee

After more than a year of debate, compromise legislation that would alter the handling of ethics complaints against state judges passed the Senate Judicial Committee on Tuesday afternoon.

The bill, an altered version of legislation once widely opposed by judges, would dissolve the Tennessee Court of the Judiciary and replace it with a “judicial board of conduct.” The board would be able to investigate and punish judges on a broader — yet still private — scale.

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120314/NEWS0201/303130076/New-judicial-ethics-rules-clear-TN-committee?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

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