TN political legend calls retention election a ‘political ploy,’ focused on Amendment 2

Chris Butler
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Jul 30, 2014 6:25 AM
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TN political legend calls retention election a ‘political ploy,’ focused on Amendment 2

NASHVILLE — Don’t waste your time and energy fretting over whether to retain three Tennessee Supreme Court justices in an Aug. 7 election, said Tennessee political legend John Jay Hooker.

“All of that is just a political ploy,” Hooker, 84, told Tennessee Watchdog this week.

Hidden beneath the superficial layers of this retention election, Hooker told Tennessee Watchdog, is a much deeper, more troubling concern, one voters are scheduled to have a say on later this year.