Alberto Gonzales Picked to Sit on Tennessee Courts Commission
By Jennifer Koons | October 30, 2021 10:16 am

The governor of Tennessee appointed former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and four others to a panel that makes nominations to the state’s appeals courts and Supreme Court.

Alberto Gonzales (Getty)

Gonzales now resides in Nashville where he teaches law at Belmont University and works as counsel for Waller, Lansden, Dortch and Davis.

Gonzales served as the 80th Attorney General during George W. Bush’s second term. Previously, he worked as White House counsel.

Gonzales’s tenure at the Justice Department was marked by controversy. He resigned in 2007 amid criticism that included accusations that he had authorized the torture of terrorism suspects.

While Bush was governor of Texas, he appointed Gonzales — his secretary of state — to the Texas Supreme Court.


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