VOL. 131 | NO. 50 | Thursday, March 10, 2016
Judicial Council Nominates 3 Appeals Court Finalists
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) – Three candidates, including two from Shelby County, have been nominated to fill an empty seat on the West Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals.
The Jackson Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1pgku91) the Governor's Council for Judicial Appointments nominated Shelby County Division III Judge Bobby Carter, Shelby County Attorney Ross Dyer and Assistant District Attorney Bobby Gray Jr., from Adamsville.
The council interviewed eight applicants before choosing the finalists, from which Gov. Bill Haslam will select the next judge. Whoever Haslam chooses must be approved by the full legislature.
Both Carter and Dyer were nominated by the council five years ago, but did not get chosen by the governor. Instead, he chose Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Roger Page.
This is the first time the council has nominated Gray.
Information from: The Jackson Sun, www.jacksonsun.com
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