FOE IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 24, 2014
Contact: Robert Duvall – 615.957.7313
Davidson County GOP Renews Call for Moreland Resignation
Following disclosure of a public reprimand for violations of judicial ethics and Tennessee law by Davidson County General Sessions Judge Casey Moreland, Davidson County Republican Party Chairman Robert Duvall today renewed the DCRP’s call for Moreland’s resignation from the bench.
In a letter to Moreland dated October 22, 2014, the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct found that he violated Judicial Canon 1, Rules 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 governing the conduct of Tennessee Judges. The Board also cited Moreland for violation of Tennessee Code Annotated Section 17-5-301(g)(2).
“Nashville now has a judge deciding the fates of our citizens who has been found to have broken the law,” Duvall said. “Taken alone, this serves as adequate reason for Judge Moreland to tender his resignation with immediate effect. That the original case leading to these findings is a domestic assault charge makes his callous action that much more disturbing.”
Duvall continued, “Each day we see stories in the news of the escalating problem of domestic violence in Tennessee and across the nation. It is an intolerable act that destroys families and cheapens our society as a whole. When those we trust to uphold the law and protect victims lose sight of their responsibility, our entire community suffers. Regardless of our party or philosophy, we can all agree Judge Moreland failed the victim, he failed Nashville and now we know he failed to respect the law. For the good of the community and for the good of what remains of his reputation, I hope he knows the right thing to do.”
Duvall called for Moreland’s resignation earlier this year after revelations that Moreland’s actions led to a second assault on a woman by the same perpetrator. He joined At-Large Councilwoman Megan Barry as well as eleven other members of the Metro Council in calling for the resignation.
Robert Duvall, Chairman
Important Dates to Remember:
Tuesday, November 4th: Election Day
God Bless America!
God Blessed us with the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Now we must defend that right with our actions at the ballot box in 2014!
God Blessed us with the right to vote! Now we must, more than ever before exercise our responsibility and vote!
To all our Republican family, our Independents that are leaning our way, and others considering voting in support of our candidates in this November election, I ask you now to “GET OUT THE VOTE”.!
Never before have so many local elections depended on your unwavering support.
Early voting has started and is well underway. For voters all over Davidson County your vote matters. It’s time to make a change that will be heard all the way to Washington, as we have the opportunity to win a number of seats in Davidson County.
Please support our local candidates, as change begins at home. Remember each of us can make a difference with our vote. You can become even more powerful by bringing a family member, neighbor, or friend to the poll and casting your votes in favor of our candidates.
I have made arrangements to help those in need and find it necessary to get to the polls via a ride. Call us!!! We will get one of our volunteers to coordinate your trip.
It is up to you. If you want to change the direction of this country, then we must elect our Tennessee & Davidson County candidates.
Blessing to all,
Robert Duvall, DCRP Chairman 2013-15
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- Available on Election Day.
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- A Davidson County resident.
- At least 17 years old.
- Willing to attend training sessions.
For more information, please visit the Davidson County Election Commission website (www.nashville.gov/vote) or call (615) 862-4372 and ask to speak with one of the poll worker coordinators.
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