If Amendment 2 is not passed, Tennessee will have no system for selecting judges.
The previous merit-based Tennessee plan process for selecting and evaluating appellate judges and justices was not renewed by the legislature during its 108th General Assembly, with final sunset effective June 30, 2013.
Current judicial selection is occurring under Gov. Bill Haslam’s Executive Order of Oct. 17, 2013; it will expire Nov. 5. No system will be in place after Nov. 5.