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Measure Details

Judicial Selection

Tennessee Ballot Measure - Constitutional Amendment No. 2

Election: Nov. 4, 2014 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Constitution
Judicial Branch

Yes
831,549
(60.92%)

No
533,522
(39.08%)

Measure Text

Shall Article VI, Section 3 of the Constitution of Tennessee be amended by deleting
the first and second sentences and by substituting instead the following:

Judges of the Supreme Court or any intermediate appellate court shall be
appointed for a full term or to fill a vacancy by and at the discretion of the
governor; shall be confirmed by the Legislature; and thereafter, shall be elected
in a retention election by the qualified voters of the state. Confirmation by default
occurs if the Legislature fails to reject an appointee within sixty calendar days of
either the date of appointment, if made during the annual legislative session, or
the convening date of the next annual legislative session, if made out of session.
The Legislature is authorized to prescribe such provisions as may be necessary to
carry out Sections two and three of this article.

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