Jury Still Out on Tennessee Appellate Conundrum 

General Assembly deadlocked on “legislative confirmation” of judicial appointments; state Supreme Court remains one member short.

The public holiday season is now at an end, but private celebrations of one sort or another continue. Here’s one that’s worth noting — Saturday’s 80th birthday celebration for Ann Norton Morris, wife of former Sheriff and longtime Shelby County Mayor Bill Morris.  Held at the Morris homestead in East Memphis, the event drew droves of family members and friends, the latter including no few political figures among the well-wishers. Pictured here at one of several dining tables are (l to r, clockwise) William N. “Trey” Morris III, Kay Morris Holly, Connie Haynes, Gladys Morris Linton, Bill Morris, Ann Norton Morris, Anne Francis, Mark Stephens, and Jeff Morris.  The birthday girl’s smile indicates she is pleased; and well she should be; she is now in her 18th year of survival from a crippling stroke. Her husband is her principal caregiver, and he considers that role to be the consummation of his distinguished career.

Jackson Baker

The public holiday season is now at an end, but private celebrations of one sort or another continue. Here’s one that’s worth noting — Saturday’s 80th birthday celebration for Ann Norton Morris, wife of former Sheriff and longtime Shelby County Mayor Bill Morris.  Held at the Morris homestead in East Memphis, the event drew droves of family members and friends, the latter including no few political figures among the well-wishers. Pictured here at one of several dining tables are (l to r, clockwise) William N. “Trey” Morris III, Kay Morris Holly, Connie Haynes, Gladys Morris Linton, Bill Morris, Ann Norton Morris, Anne Francis, Mark Stephens, and Jeff Morris.  The birthday girl’s smi