Marshall County gets a visit from Supreme Court Justices

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

By Ivory Riner

Tribune intern

With early voting already started and election day right around the corner, about 30 citizens gathered at the Dixie Theater Monday morning to meet Supreme Court Justices William C. Koch Jr. and Cornelia A. "Connie" Clark.

The meeting was led by General Sessions and Juvenile Court Judge Lee Bowles. Koch spoke of the retirement from his 30-year career as the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. He will now be Dean of the Nashville School of Law.

Koch spoke about the importance of voting, and Clark said, "Judges are like referees -- they enforce the rules. If a kickoff return runs 95 yards and scores a touchdown, the referee is still required to call him back if he steps out of bounds. That does not make the fans happy, but the law requires us to enforce the rules just as written and fairly against both teams." In 2005 Clark was appointed to the Tennessee Supreme Court by Gov. Phil Bredesen.