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In the Shadow of History: Separation of Powers and Tennessee Courts Roundtable


The Tennessee Constitution’s separation-of-powers provision signifies that the legislative, executive, and judicial branches, while to a degree interdependent, remain independent and co-equal. In particular, the Tennessee Supreme Court has echoed that judiciary independence “ought to be anxiously preserved unimpaired; not on account of the individuals who may happen to be judges—they are nothing—but on account of the security of life, liberty, and the property of the citizen.” Yet, the time-tested concept of judicial independence has again become the subject of public debate. In this roundtable discussion, our distinguished panelists will provide present-day insights of judicial independence in the shadows of our separation-of-powers history.

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Well-moderated. Superb insights. Made me very proud to be a Tennessee lawyer.

Excellent presentation on some very pressing problems with regard to preserving the separation of powers in Tennessee... I can't say enough good things about this presentation. 

I reallly liked Justice Koch's comments at the end. Absolutely, spot on.

Exceptional panelists and great discussion!

Good and timely presentation.

Excellent program. I would love to see more like it.

Well done. Interesting. Good speakers.

Great program and speakers.

excellent cle - thanks

Very interesting presentation


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  • Member: 45.00
  • Non-Member: 75.00
  • Section: 35.00
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Course InformationHighlights
  • Flexible to your schedule
  • Section Member Discount
  • All 2021 CLEs can be taken online
Course Credits Dual Credits: 0.00
General Credits: 1.00
Total Credits: 1

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please email a request to cle@tnbar.org for Georgia and Mississippi CLE credit.