- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - An investiture ceremony has been held for Tennessee’s newest Supreme Court Justice Roger Page.

The Jackson Sun reports (https://bit.ly/1QyEAk6 ) the ceremony was held Monday in the West Tennessee community of Mifflin, where Page was raised.

More than 1,000 people packed the Mifflin Country Kitchen, where Gov. Bill Haslam ceremoniously administered the oath of office to Page.

Page was the first Supreme Court nominee to have to be approved by the state legislature after Tennessee changed the rules for how nominees were selected.

Haslam appointed Page in January, and the General Assembly unanimously confirmed him Feb. 22. He took the oath of office and began work the next day.

During the ceremony, Page, who lives in Medina, shared stories about growing up in Mifflin, where his parents have lived since 1954.


Information from: The Jackson Sun, https://www.jacksonsun.com

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