Feb 11, 2022 - Politics
Tennessee Supreme Court gets new justice
The Tennessee General Assembly confirmed Sarah Keeton Campbell as the newest member of the state's high court yesterday.
- Campbell, 40, received a nearly unanimous vote of support, along with a standing ovation from lawmakers.
Why it matters: Her addition is expected to further strengthen the five-member Tennessee Supreme Court's conservative majority.
- Campbell, who was appointed by Gov. Bill Lee, replaces Justice Cornelia Clark, who died last year. Clark was appointed by former Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat.
- The new justice was one of 11 people who applied to fill the vacancy on the high court.
Flashback: Campbell previously served as associate solicitor general in the Tennessee attorney general's office.
- She once clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito.
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