by Daniel Horwitz
Almost two centuries have gone by since Mark Twain famously quipped that it is “better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt.” Over the course of his recent efforts to enact HB 1191/SB 1248, however, State Rep. Andy Holt (R-Dresden) proved once again that sage advice never really goes out of style. Fortunately, by vetoing HB 1191/SB 1248 on Monday, Governor Haslam definitively proved that he had the political wherewithal to clean up the mess that Holt and others had created, and for that Governor Haslam should be both praised and applauded.
Daniel Horwitz is a third year law student at Vanderbilt University Law School, where he is the Vice President of Law Students for Social Justice. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.