Constitutional questions force August special session to replace Casada

By Updated: June 19, 2019 10:25 AM CT | Published: June 17, 2019 3:38 PM CT
<strong>Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee plans to bring the Legislature back to Nashville in mid-August or late August to elect a permanent speaker. Glen Casada is set to step down Aug. 2 amid a sexist and racist texting scandal.</strong> (Mark Humphrey/Associated Press file)

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee plans to bring the Legislature back to Nashville in mid-August or late August to elect a permanent speaker. Glen Casada is set to step down Aug. 2 amid a sexist and racist texting scandal. (Mark Humphrey/Associated Press file)

NASHVILLE – Questions about the Legislature's constitutional authority to remove the House speaker from office are influencing Gov. Bill Lee’s decision to call an August special session on the matter, according to a Memphis legislator.

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Bill Lee Karen Camper Mark White Mike Stewart William Lamberth
Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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