The Chattanooga Bar Association is endorsing Amendment 2 that would change the way appellate judges are appointed and retained in the state.
Lynda Hood, executive director, said, "The Chattanooga Bar Association Board of Governors voted to support the amendment and the association has endorsed the Yes on 2 campaign led by Governor Bill Haslam, former Governor Phil Bredesen and former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson."
The amendment would allow the governor to appoint judges to the Tennessee Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal subject to confirmation by the General Assembly.
The appointed judge would serve an eight-year term. Thereafter, the judge could serve another term through a retention election by voters.