An independent study of the need for judges in Tennessee was created to get politics out of the process of creating judge positions. But it might take a dose of politics to actually add judges in the Volunteer State.

The 2013 Tennessee Trial Courts Judicial Weighted Caseload Study was released last month by the state's comptroller office. The study showed that area judges are working slightly more than what is recommended by the National Center for State Courts.

But at least one judge in the region said the local need wasn't as high as elsewhere in the state.

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