MOUNT PLEASANT, Tenn. (AP, abc24.com) - State Rep. Glen Casada has agreed to delay consideration of his bill calling for the popular election of state Supreme Court judges.
The Franklin Republican's proposal is at odds with fellow Republican Gov. Bill Haslam, who wants a constitutional amendment to formalize the current system of judicial appointments and retention elections.
Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey and fellow Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell support the governor's stance.
Haslam earlier on Tuesday told The Associated Press he was urging members of the House Judiciary Committee not to advance Casada's bill, which would schedule judicial elections in August 2014.
The bill had been up for a vote in the committee on Tuesday, but Casada agreed to delay it until the end of the legislative session.