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Hold the Parsley: Chattanooga lawyer drops state Supreme Court bid

Bob Parsley, a lawyer with the Miller & Martin law firm in Chattanooga, has withdrawn his application to fill a vacancy on the state Supreme Court caused by the death of Justice Connie Clark.

Parsley was one of 11 attorneys and judges who applied for spot on the bench of the state’s highest court by the Nov. 19 deadline. The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments meets Dec. 8 and 9 to interview the remaining candidates before deciding a slate of three finalists for Gov. Bill Lee to choose from.

Parsley, who heads his firm’s appellate practice group, served as the last clerk hired by the late Justice Frank Drowota in 2004 and 2005.