Tennessee Update: legislature adjourns, AG says with no law in place legislature has no power to confirm any judges

A followup to this point from earlier. Local news reports from this morning now indicate that the Senate rejected 4-1 with 27 abstentions the House amended version of a plan to provide for confirmation of appellate judges and then proceeded to adjourn. As such, and with no plan in place for confirmation, the state’s Attorney General reportedly indicated the governor is free to appoint anyone to an appellate court with no legislative involvement.