3 Tennessee Supreme Court justices, 7 appeals judges kept
Voters have decided to retain three Tennessee Supreme Court justices and seven appellate judges.
The Supreme Court justices retained Thursday are Jeffrey Bivens, Roger Page and Holly Kirby. All three were appointed by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam.
Court of Criminal Appeals judges Timothy Easter, Robert Montgomery Jr., Robert Holloway Jr. and J. Ross Dyer were also retained. Voters decided to keep Court of Appeals judges Kenny Armstrong, Brandon Gibson and Arnold Goldin.
Only one judge has ever been ousted in a retention vote in Tennessee, and that was former state Supreme Court Justice Penny White. White was targeted over an opinion that she supported that overturned a death penalty case.
There was no concerted effort this year to oust anyone from the bench.