- Associated Press - Friday, November 13, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The application period is now open for a Shelby County circuit court vacancy created by the death of Judge D’Army Bailey.

The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments will accept until Dec. 1 applications from licensed lawyers who are at least 30 years old and have lived in Tennessee for more than five years.

The panel will then interview the candidates and recommend three finalists for Gov. Bill Haslam to choose from.

Bailey, who died in July at age 73, helped preserve the Memphis hotel where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. The site is now the home to the National Civil Rights Museum.

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