Federal Court Denies Absolute Immunity to Parole Officers
by J. Christopher McWhorter
The district court for the Southern District of New York denied claims that parole officers were acting in a quasi-judicial role when they forbade a registered sex-offender from living with his infant son.
Since the early 1980s the ...
Selection and Retention Process for Tennessee Appellate Court Judges Challenged
by Christopher McWhorter
In the State of Tennessee, judges are elected. Before incumbent appellate court judges are placed on the ballot, however, they must be evaluated by the Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee (JPEC), which recommends whether they should be retained ...