Monday, September 29, 2008

Tennessee Supreme Court now majority women

Gov. Phil Bredesen has now created a female majority of justices on the Tennessee State Supreme Court -- a first for the court with today's appointment.

I've got to give Bredesen credit for the appointment and the distinction. It is a sign of progress. And I know from personal experience in the court system -- when my father was tried for an offense -- that women on juries are seen as more open, more apt to listen.

I hope that will be the same with the state supreme court, particularly when it comes to capital cases.

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