The Tennessee Supreme Court has agreed to "reach down" and consider an appeal of Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle's ruling on selection of candidates to fill a Tennessee Supreme Court vacancy.
In granting an expedited appeal, the Court notes that the questions posed are of "unusual public importance" and should be resolved quickly.
The Court's order can be viewed here.
Oral arguments are scheduled for Feb. 1.
Following the action of the Supreme Court, the Judicial Selection Commission postponed its Jan. 24th meeting at which the Commission was to select a third Supreme Court candidate.