NASHVILLE, Tennessee — In a story March 6 about a vacancy on the Tennessee Supreme Court, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Jeffrey Bivins was appointed to the Court of Criminal Appeals by then-Gov. Phil Bredesen in 2005. Bredesen appointed Bivins as a circuit judge in 2005, but Gov. Bill Haslam appointed him to the appeals court in 2011.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Panel names 3 finalists for Supreme Court vacancy
Haslam to decide among 3 finalists to fill upcoming vacancy on Tenn. Supreme Court
NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The Governor's Commission for Judicial Appointments has selected three finalists to fill an upcoming vacancy on the state Supreme Court.
After interviewing five applicants, the panel selected Appeals Judge Jeffrey Bivins of Franklin, attorney Linda Knight of Nashville and Shelby County Juvenile Court Administrative Officer Larry K. Scroggs of Memphis.
Justice Bill Koch announced in December he will retire in July to become dean of the Nashville School of Law. The vacancy is the second for Gov. Bill Haslam to fill on the five-member high court since taking office in 2011.
Bivins was named to the appeals court by Haslam in 2011, Scroggs is a former Republican state representative and Knight was an inaugural member of the state Ethics Commission after its formation in 2006.