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Gov. Lee appoints Dwight Tarwater to Tennessee Supreme Court

Feb. 02, 2023 16:58 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee on Thursday announced that he's selected his predecessor's one-time lead legal counsel, Dwight Tarwater, to serve on the state's highest court. Tarwater will replace outgoing Justice Sharon Lee upon her retirement on Aug. 31. Justice Lee...

Taylor Swift ticket trouble could drive political engagement

Nov. 22, 2022 12:07 PM EST

Some of Taylor Swift’s fans want you to know three things: They’re not still 16, they have careers and resources and, right now, they’re angry. That’s a powerful political motivator, researchers say. Look what Ticketmaster made them do. It started Nov. 15, when...

Tennessee Justice Sharon Lee to retire next year

Nov. 15, 2022 17:37 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee on Tuesday announced that she will retire from the state's highest court next year. "Serving in the Tennessee Judiciary for the past 19 years has been the greatest honor of my professional life,” Lee said in a...

Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Lee wins reelection bid

Nov. 08, 2022 23:44 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has won his reelection contest, keeping Republican control of a top statewide office that hasn’t been in Democratic hands for more than a decade. Lee defeated Democrat Jason Martin on Tuesday to clinch another four-year term in...