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Thornton Interviewed by Nashville Business Journal on New GOP Attorney General

9/18/2014

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Adams and Reese Partner Gif Thornton, in the firm's Nashville office, was interviewed in a Nashville Business Journal article, "What Businesses Can Expect from a New GOP Attorney General," published in the September 17 online edition.

Herbert Slatery, Gov. Bill Haslam’s chief legal counsel, got the nod from the state Supreme Court this week to become Tennessee’s next attorney general.

Thornton, who represents the Tennessee Bar Association, said Slatery will bring “consistency and predictability” — two keys the “business community looks for in the judiciary.”  “[Slatery] is a seasoned professional,” Thornton said. “He’ll interpret the law consistently, clearly and predictably.”

Slatery, the first Republican to fill the position in nearly 150 years, will replace Bob Cooper, a Democrat who drew fire during a contentious judicial retention campaign this August. Tennessee is the lone state where the Supreme Court appoints the attorney general.