Fore Note:I received the email below with a correction to the article I ran Monday pertaining to all the judges on the August ballot. Please note the correction to the story. I appreciate the correction/update.
Subject: Comment on "All Those Judges" Blog Post
I wanted to let you know that Judge Holly M. Kirby, who is on the ballot for retention to the Court of Appeals, actually has already been appointed by Gov. Haslam to the Supreme Court, effective September 1. She replaces retiring Justice Janice Holder. The appointment occurred in December of 2013 in anticipation of Justice Holder's retirement at the end of August.
I thought I would share that information since you correctly have indicated in the posted article that Justice Jeffrey Bivins, who remains on the retention ballot for the Court of Criminal Appeals, already has been sworn in as a justice on the Supreme Court.
Court of Appeals, Eastern Division