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Resource ID: #26643
Subject: Justice
Source: NewsChannel 5
Date: May 5, 2014 through Aug. 7, 2014



The NewsChannel 5 Investigates team exposed a Republican plan for a false or misleading attack on three Tennessee Supreme Court justices who faced a retention vote in August 2014. Chief investigative reporter Phil Williams relentlessly pressed Tennessee's second-highest political figure and other activists on their commitment to telling the truth. A leading Republican lawyer called the plan “an unjustified, unwarranted attack on the independence of the judiciary.” Tennessee's Republican governor, who would get to appoint any new justices, also expressed some concern about the planned attack.

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