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Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

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Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals
Court information
Judges:   12
Salary:   $171,000[1]
Judicial selection
Method:   Commission selection, political appointment
Term:   8 years

The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals is an intermediate appellate court in Tennessee. It hears appeals of only criminal cases in the state. Appeals of civil cases are heard by the Tennessee Court of Appeals.[2]

The court consists of 12 judges that sit in three-person panels to hear cases. Decisions of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals may be appealed to the Tennessee Supreme Court, and capital cases are appealed to the Tennessee Supreme Court automatically.[3]

Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals judges, seated (from left to right): Thomas T. Woodall, David Welles, Presiding Judge Joseph Tipton, Jerry L. Smith, James Witt; standing (from left to right): D. Kelly Thomas, Robert Wedemeyer, Norma McGee Ogle, John Everett Williams, Alan Glenn, J.C. McLin, and Camille McMullen

Current judges

Criminal Appeals judges serve eight-year terms. Judges on the court are selected using the Tennessee Plan.

JudgeTermAppointed by
Judge Thomas T. Woodall1996-2014Gov. Don Sundquist
Judge James Witt1997-2022Gov. Don Sundquist
Judge John Everett Williams1998-2014Gov. Don Sundquist
Judge Robert Wedemeyer2000-2014Gov. Don Sundquist
Judge D. Kelly Thomas2006-2014Gov. Phil Bredesen
Judge Norma McGee Ogle1998-2022Gov. Don Sundquist
Judge Camille McMullen2008-2022Gov. Phil Bredesen
Judge Alan Glenn1999-2022Gov. Don Sundquist
Judge Robert H. Montgomery2014-PresentGov. Phil Bredesen; Gov. Bill Haslam
Judge Timothy L. Easter2014-PresentGov. Bill Haslam
Judge Robert L. Holloway2014-2016Gov. Bill Haslam
Judge Roger A. Page2011-2022Gov. Bill Haslam

Former judges

See also

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JudgeElection Vote
WittJames WittApprovedA65.1%   ApprovedA
BivinsJeff BivinsApprovedA65.2%   ApprovedA
GlennAlan GlennApprovedA65.0%   ApprovedA
McMullenCamille McMullenApprovedA64.0%   ApprovedA
OgleNorma McGee OgleApprovedA64.0%   ApprovedA
ThomasD. Kelly ThomasApprovedA64.9%   ApprovedA
WedemeyerRobert WedemeyerApprovedA64.1%   ApprovedA
WilliamsJohn Everett WilliamsApprovedA65.6%   ApprovedA
WoodallThomas T. WoodallApprovedA65.2%   ApprovedA
PageRoger A. PageApprovedA64.9%   ApprovedA
See also: Tennessee judicial elections, 2014


JudgeIncumbencyRetention voteRetention Vote %
BivinsJeff Bivins   ApprovedAYes 71.15%ApprovedA
PageRoger A. Page   ApprovedAYes 71.16%ApprovedA
See also: Tennessee judicial elections, 2012