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Two 2014 Appeals Court Vacancies Draw 25 Applications

News release from Administrative Office of the Courts:
Nashville, Tenn. – Three judges, one magistrate and 21 attorneys have applied to fill anticipated 2014 vacancies on the Tennessee Court of Appeals and Court of Criminal Appeals.
The openings are the result of announcements by Court of Appeals Judge Patricia Cottrell and Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Joseph Tipton that they will not seek re-election in August 2014, creating vacancies effective Sept. 1, 2014. Because statutory provisions for the Judicial Nominating Commission expire June 30, 2013, the commission will meet this month to select a slate of candidates for Gov. Bill Haslam to choose from.
…The Judicial Nominating Commission will meet Thursday, June 27 in Chattanooga to interview and hear public comments regarding the 15 applicants who have applied to fill the vacancy on the Court of Criminal Appeals Eastern Division.
The Judicial Nominating Commission will meet Friday, June 28 in Nashville to interview and hear public comments regarding the 10 applicants who have applied to fill the vacancy on the Court of Appeals Middle Division.
(The panel is still accepting applications for a third 2014 vacancy — the seat now held by West Tennessee Court of Appeals Judge Alan Highers.)
Note: List of the applicants is below.

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Two Former Senators Among 11 Applying for ET Court of Appeals

News release from Administrative Office of the Courts:
Nashville, Tenn. – Eleven attorneys have applied to fill the vacancy on the Tennessee Court of Appeals Eastern Section, which serves 13 judicial districts in east Tennessee. The vacancy was created by the retirement of Court of Appeals Judge Herschel P. Franks on December 31, 2012.
The Judicial Nominating Commission will hold a public meeting to interview the following candidates:
Brian K. Addington
Worker’s Compensation Specialist
State of Tennessee
Kingsport, Tennessee
Esther L. Bell
Chief Executive Office
Global Intellectual Property Asset Management, PLLC
Knoxville, Tennessee
Jerri S. Bryant
Chancellor
10th Judicial District
Athens, Tennessee
Jesse Dewayne Bunch (former state senator)
Circuit Court Magistrate
10th Judicial District
Cleveland, Tennessee
Michael A. Faulk
Solo Practice/State Senator
The Faulk Law Office
Church Hill, Tennessee
Thomas Radcliffe Frierson
Chancellor
3rd Judicial District
Morristown, Tennessee
David Edward Long
Member/Partner
Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC
Knoxville, Tennessee
Jimmie Alice Carpenter Miller
Partner
Hunter, Smith & Davis, LLP
Kingsport, Tennessee
Hugh J. Moore, Jr.
Attorney
Chambliss Bahner & Stophel, PC
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Sarah Yarber Sheppeard
Attorney
Sheppeard and Mynatt, PLC
Knoxville, Tennessee
Daniel P. Street
County Attorney
Sullivan County
Blountville, Tennessee
The application for each candidate is available at www.tncourts.gov.
The public hearing will be held on Friday, Nov. 16 at 9 a.m., EST. at the Sheraton Read House Hotel, 827 Broad Street, Chattanooga. During the public hearing, attorneys and members of the public may express their approval or objections to the candidates.
Following the public hearing, the commission will interview each applicant before recommending three candidates to the governor. Members of the public are invited to attend both the public hearing and the interviews.

Applicants for Top University Jobs to Become Confidential

The names of those applying for the top jobs in Tennessee’s colleges and universities could be kept confidential unless they become a finalist under legislation poised for final passage today.
House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, who is sponsoring the bill (SB3751) at the behest of officials with the University of Tennessee and Board of Regents systems, said that confidentiality could lead more highly-qualified people to seek jobs as university presidents and college campus chancellors.
But House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh said the present laws making the names of applicants public has worked well, as evidenced by the administrators now in place at state campuses.

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Higher Ed Wants More Secrecy in Search for Leaders

From a Richard Locker notebook:
The state Senate approved a bill Monday night that allows Tennessee’s higher education governing boards to keep confidential the names of and information on all applicants for presidents and chancellors of state colleges and universities except for the three finalists.
The bill was set for a House floor vote as well but was postponed to Wednesday. Its Senate sponsor, Sen. Jim Tracy, D-Shelbyville, said the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees and the Tennessee Board of Regents requested the bill to “encourage more qualified applicants. Many of the best candidates will not apply for fear of losing support where they are if they are not chosen” for the new position, Tracy said.