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The structure of the Tennessee judicial system is laid out in Article VI of the state Constitution. The state court system is made up of the Tennessee Supreme Court, the Tennessee Court of Appeals, the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, the Tennessee Chancery Courts, the Tennessee Circuit Court, the Tennessee Criminal Court and various Courts of limited jurisdiction.


The federal court system consists of six federal courts and appeals from these courts are heard in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.


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Tennessee counties


The state of Tennessee has 95 counties within its borders.[1] Each county has a General Sessions Court which hears certain civil and criminal cases.

 

  To see a list of counties in Tennessee, please see - Tennessee counties



Elections

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Recent election results: Tennessee judicial elections, 2014
Past election results: Tennessee judicial elections, 2012

Tennessee judicial elections

Judicial selection in Tennessee varies depending on the level of court. Candidates for the Supreme and Appellate courts are chosen by a nominating commission and, from those candidates, the Governor makes the appointment. These justices and judges must then face retention elections to remain in office.

Judges of the trial courts are elected in partisan elections, though each county may determine whether to allow for non-partisan elections.

Selection

Judicial selection in Tennessee

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Term - 8 years

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Term - 8 years

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Term - 8 years

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Partisan elections

Term - 8 years

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Term - 8 years

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