Picture perfect: Judges meet in secret, violate open meetings law, constitution to uphold public confidence

Tennessee lawyers who are tapped or elected judge get “continuing education” and work on judicial “policy” in the Tennessee judicial conference, versions of which are held in cities around the state. This work is entirely out of public view, and never reported on by the press — by long custom, by “policy.” However, as Christopher Sapp makes clear in this demand letter delivered Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, to chief Justice Roger Page via a Nashville deputy clerk, the law and the constitution trump custom and usage. They require that such pow-wows be open and subject to public notice and report. — … Continue reading Picture perfect: Judges meet in secret, violate open meetings law, constitution to uphold public confidence