Compare And Contrast Tennessee And Alabama Selection Of Judges

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The following essay is how Tennessee and Alabama selection of judges and the dismissal of judges is compared and contrast after researching here`s my findings:
The Tennessee Judicial selection Commission consists of three Members nominated by the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, three members nominated by the Tennessee Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, three members nominated by the Tennessee Bar Association, five lawyer members that are not criminal or personal injury attorneys, three members nominated by the Tennessee District Attorney 's Conference and three non-lawyer members. The three non-governmental nominating organizations must have a representative for Eastern, Middle, and Western Tennessee. (Judicial Selection Commission
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The qualifications for the Supreme Court: licensed to practice law 10 years; 1 year resident; maximum age of 70. Court of Criminal Appeals: licensed to practice law 10 years; 1 year resident; maximum age of 70. Court of Civil Appeals: licensed to practice law 10 years; 1 year resident; maximum age of 70. The Circuit Court: licensed to practice law 5 years; 1 year resident of circuit; maximum age of 70. The selection process of judges for the state of Alabama the same for a full term which is partisan election, for Interim Vacancies gubernatorial appointment selection process takes place. However the selection process for Chief Judge and Justice is based on a different type of vote. Supreme court is based on popular vote, Court of appeals and Circuit Courts is based on peer votes, while Court of Civil Appeals is based on seniority. (Methods of Judicial Selection: Tennessee, …show more content…
They can be removed through impeachment, before their schedule retirement age. Removing judges in Alabama for disciplinary actions can be done in one or two ways. First, the judicial inquiry commission investigates complaints against judges and file complaint with the court of judiciary. From there, the court of judiciary may suspend, censure, or remove the judge. If the judge want to appeal they can appeal it with the Supreme Court of Alabama. Secondly, judge may simply be impeached. Tennessee,judges may also be removed in one of two ways. First,the judge may be impeached by the house of representatives and convicted by two-thirds vote of the senate. Secondly, once recommended by the court of judiciary, the general assembly may remove judges by a two-thirds vote of both houses, with each house voting separately. (Methods of Judicial Selection ,

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