Nashvillians will return to the polls soon as early voting opens for slates of primaries for municipal elections including the judiciary. Supporters of judicial elections argue that the process allows needed checks on the power of the bench, while others question whether voters can be adequately informed on judiciary candidates. Nashville Bar Association President Charles Grant talks with Nashville Scene about the judiciary elections and the tension between running for the bench and serving on it.
"Even though they have a First Amendment right — as the U.S. Supreme Court decided a decade ago or longer — to say whatever they want during a political campaign just as anyone else, the reality is you've got to be careful about what you say. Because you never know what kind of issues are going to come before you," said Mr. Grant.
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