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Legislation would allow governor to select AG
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Legislation sponsored by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) that would allow Tennessee’s governor to appoint the State Attorney General was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Tennessee is the only state in the nation that allows the State Supreme Court to select the attorney general.The other states either call for popular election or the attorney general is selected by either the popularly elected governor or the state legislature.