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    Quote Originally Posted by SnM View Post
    Since there is no question that she has adopted Billion $$$ Bill's GOP-backed, malignantly pro-business methods and rhetoric, it's a safe bet that the intentions behind her statement are accurately characterized by the article.
    Do you know Justice Lee or anything about her? The quoted portion of your post above suggests that you do not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bird jam View Post
    Do you know Justice Lee or anything about her? The quoted portion of your post above suggests that you do not.
    What I know is that she gave the TN GOP an AG that they wanted, and that she has, indeed, stated her intent to pursue a Haslam-inspired "top-to-bottom" review of the judiciary. You might ask departments under Haslam how well that's worked out, starting with Chiildren's Services.
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    Here is how her remarks are reported on the Tennessee courts website:

    She suggested a “top to bottom review” to see how the courts can be better stewards of tax dollars and deliver services more efficiently and effectively. She also emphasized the need for better use of technology, such as the implementation of electronic filing systems. She hopes to study the business court model, used in other states to “provide a good forum for businesses that provide jobs to Tennesseans to resolve their disputes.”

    And here is what she seems to be talking about.

    The truth about Sharon, who I do know, is that she is neither the liberal harridan than Ramsey made her out to be nor the sellout you're making her out to be. She is a very moderate, sensible, middle of the road person who understands, as does everyone in the judiciary, that the judicial branch needs to have a good working relationship with the other branches of government.
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    Tennessee, naturally, makes the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Ringo View Post
    Here is how her remarks are reported on the Tennessee courts website:

    She suggested a “top to bottom review” to see how the courts can be better stewards of tax dollars and deliver services more efficiently and effectively. She also emphasized the need for better use of technology, such as the implementation of electronic filing systems. She hopes to study the business court model, used in other states to “provide a good forum for businesses that provide jobs to Tennesseans to resolve their disputes.”

    And here is what she seems to be talking about.

    The truth about Sharon, who I do know, is that she is neither the liberal harridan than Ramsey made her out to be nor the sellout you're making her out to be. She is a very moderate, sensible, middle of the road person who understands, as does everyone in the judiciary, that the judicial branch needs to have a good working relationship with the other branches of government.
    Based on previous reporting about Ramsey's happy breakfast meeting with Lee and the other justice, Slatery's selection as AG and now her adoption of Haslam's rhetoric and stated desire to make things better for business in the justice system, Lee appears to have knuckled under to the GOP agenda in hopes of a future "live and let live" detente, which I seriously doubt Ramsey would have openly promised and even more seriously doubt he would abide by. Lee may believe whatever deal she made will allow the TN court system to remain unmolested by Ramsey's GOP SuperMajority!, but I fear she is sadly mistaken.

    Now that real Gov Ron knows bullying can work, he'll try it again when it's convenient. If Lee at that time decides not to yield to the pressure, good for her, although now that she's done it once, it'll be that much harder to push back the next time. But for now, appearances are that she has ceded control of the justice system to the GOP. I'll be relieved if appearances prove wrong. And I'll happily eat my words if my interpretation of these events is wrong.

    Having said that, however, I doubt any journalist watching this sequence unfold believes the selection of Slatery as AG was anything but a political deal. And maybe the deal Lee made was actually with Haslam for Slatery's appointment, since he was Haslam's guy, but since Haslam won't stand up to Ramsey anyway it's doubtful Slatery will be any different, and it still gave Ramsey the PR victory since it fulfilled his stated desire to have a Republican in that position. His $450,000 turned out to be money well spent, and one can't think he will be anything other than emboldened by this conquest.
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