Hawkins County attorney and occasional substitute judge John Anderson's six year law license suspension imposed in 2015 remains intact, but earlier this month he received a new public censure for rules violations that occurred prior to his suspension.
The agreement Juvenile Judge Daniel Boyd reached with the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility called for a three year suspension, with 120 days of active suspension and the remainder spent on probation.
Only the Tennessee General Assembly has the power to remove a sitting judge, but Rep. Gary Hicks (R-Rogersville) said Friday, "I have no plans to seek or request further penalties or sanctions against Judge Daniel Boyd at this time."
The Hawkins County Commission will have to appoint an interim juvenile judge while Daniel Boyd’s law license is suspended. Only the Tennessee General Assembly can remove an elected judge permanently through impeachment proceedings.