Bone McAllester Norton attorney William T. Cheek III talked with the Nashville Scene last week about problems arising in judicial elections—from poorly informed voters to partisan labels for judicial candidates. With regard to conflicts of interest among those running for judge, Will, who was cited as the “go-to lawyer for issues involving the spirits industry,” told the paper that today’s elections are a vast improvement over the infighting at the judicial level that elections from years ago saw in Nashville’s Democratic machine factions. “You read some of these old stories, and the political parties were crazy. . .but I think we’re fortunate [now] in Nashville not to have too much [corruption] going on.”
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