Eight apply for Court of Criminal Appeals vacancy

News release from Administrative Office of the Courts
Nashville, Tenn. – The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments will consider eight applicants when it meets March 8 in Jackson to select nominees for the Court of Criminal Appeals vacancy created by the appointment of Justice Roger A. Page to the Tennessee Supreme Court.

The applicants are:

J. Robert Carter, Jr.
Memphis

Vance Walker Dennis
Savannah

J. Ross Dyer
Memphis

Bobby Gene Gray, Jr.
Adamsville

Bruce Irwin Griffey
Paris

David M. Livingston
Brownsville

Joseph C. Murphy, Jr.
Memphis

Chadwick R. Wood
Lexington

The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments will interview the applicants on Tuesday, March 8 in the Supreme Court building in Jackson, #6 Highway 45 Bypass, 38301. The meeting will include a public hearing starting at 9 a.m., during which members of the public may express any objections to any applicant. The interview, which will directly follow the public hearing, also is open to the public.

The council is expected to vote immediately following the interviews and forward the names to Gov. Bill Haslam for his consideration.

Completed applications of all the candidates can be found on TNCourts.gov.