Three Nominated for Court of Criminal Appeals Vacancy

Nashville, Tenn. – The Judicial Nominating Commission met in Nashville today to interview the ten applicants for the vacancy on the Court of Criminal Appeals created by the impending retirement of Judge David H. Welles.
After holding a public hearing and an interview for each applicant, the Judicial Nominating Commission has recommended the following three candidates to Governor Bill Haslam:
Jeffrey S. Bivins
Circuit Court Judge, 21st Judicial District
Franklin, Tenn.
Jeffrey Allen DeVasher
Assistant Public Defender
Office of the Metropolitan Public Defender
Nashville, Tenn.
Mark A. Fulks
Senior Counsel and Appellate Team Leader
Office of the Attorney General & Reporter
Nashville, Tenn.
The governor may now appoint one of these candidates or request a new slate of candidates from the Judicial Nominating Commission.

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