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Tennessee Supreme Court justices win after GOP campaign against them
Tennessee Supreme Court justices win after GOP campaign against them

Tennessee voters rejected an effort Thursday to oust three state Supreme Court justices who were under attack by conservatives for being too liberal for the state. Chief Justice Gary R. Wade and Justices Cornelia A. Clark and Sharon G. Lee all retained new eight-year terms on the state’s highest court. Wade and Lee won with 57% of the vote. Clark won with 56% of the vote, according to the Tennessee secretary of state’s office. Lew Conner, a trial lawyer who was formerly a special chief justice for the Tennessee Supreme Court from 1980 to 1981, said the results made him a “happy camper.” “I was scared to death that the voters would be misled by all...