Amendment 2 ( 2014 )
Posted in the Cleveland Forum
#1 Jul 16, 2014
The Tennessee Judicial Selection, Amendment 2 is on the November 4, 2014 ballot in the state of Tennessee as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure, upon voter approval, would empower the governor to appoint judges to the supreme court and courts of appeal subject to confirmation by the general assembly. The appointed judge would serve an eight-year term. Thereafter, the judge could serve another term via a retention election by voters.
The amendment was sponsored in the Tennessee Senate by State Senator Brian Kelsey (R-31) and in the Tennessee House by State Representative Jon Lundberg (R-1) as SJR 2.
In Tennessee, a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment must earn a majority of those voting on the amendment and "a majority of all the citizens of the state voting for governor.”
#2 Jul 16, 2014
They are rewriting the constitution and that's not good.
#3 Jul 26, 2014
Why is it that no one give a hoot about this.Don't you know what will happen if this Amendment 2 get's passed. If don't know now you will when you go court,and Judge is not the one you voted in.The Constitution is something we all need to take to Heart. If they rewrite the Constitution what next, It need to be stoped.
#4 Jul 26, 2014
When you have cause of action against the State, your hearing, not trial, stemming from your Torts, is heard by a governor appointed commissioner who has typically worked his whole career being paid by the people and these appointed people politically align with the agenda of the state's governor, typically... and those powerful lobbies that throw lots of money at legislatures to write laws like the one that is the topic of this discussion.
Basically, if anyone with the state injures or wrongs you, while in their official capacity, you can pretty much hang it up unless you have plenty of money and time to pursue the matter hard. These commissions are very partial to the State and the State's attorneys that defend claims don't seem to comply with the same rules as private practice attorneys.
Stacking the courts and Binding Arbitration....... everyone should be very concerned about this legislation and raise enough hades to prevent it and the re-election of any "representatives" that bring such legislation to the table.
#5 Jul 26, 2014
The whole reason that I stared voting is to make change. So if voting is not going to get it done or in case not passed whats the point. It makes me so sad to think that if you can't vote to change something thats not good for any of use then that is the real sad thing.
#6 Jul 26, 2014
I wonder, state by state, how many dollars it takes to null and void a single vote. It almost makes one think everything passed should be via public referendum so if people want to continue with the business of buying legislation, they can start greasing everyone's palms, not just a chosen few.
I think the Congressional Apportionment settling on 535 between Congress and Senate, was a huge mistake. Originally we were not to have more than 35,000 people per rep. Now we are at nearly 1 million people per rep. A blind man can see this isn't working.
We allow and condone giving money to those seeking offices or holding them and wonder why only people with real money actually benefit from the laws that are passed or repealed. None of it is trickling down and it never will.
Here is a 5 year old study, the ROI has increased since. How much of a return do think you've gotten on your placating vote which only serves to make you think you have any say in what happens?
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