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Circuit Court Judge Rex Ogle said at a Kiwanis Club meeting that some legislators in Nashville
were politicizing the judicial branch of government in Tennessee.
|Published: 6:37 AM, 09/12/2013
||Last updated: 6:37 AM, 09/12/2013
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Circuit Court Judge Rex Henry Ogle said,
"fellow Republicans are largely to blame" for the politicization of
Tennessee's independent judicial branch of government, to the detriment of
Judge Ogle made his comments at a Kiwanis Club luncheon/meeting
held Tuesday, Sept. 10.
Republicans hold a majority of seats in Nashville in the
state Senate and House of Representatives that together make up the General
Judge Ogle said the Republican majority in the General
Assembly has passed workers' comp legislation that "entirely" removes
the court system from looking at cases.
"The governor (Bill Haslam) says our workers' comp
plan gets people/businesses from coming to Tennessee," said Ogle, who said
he disagreed with that assessment.
For more details, see Thursday's edition of The Newport Plain Talk.
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