Tenn. Supreme Court Justice Roger Page takes oath in ceremony

MIFFLIN, Tenn. — Justice Roger Page took his ceremonial oath Monday in his West Tennessee hometown of Mifflin.

Screen Shot 2016-04-25 at 5.56.53 PMJustice Page took his official oath in February and has been working as a Tennessee Supreme Court Justice for about two months. He was celebrated Monday in front of friends and family members.

Justice Page was voted unanimously by the state legislature. Those of the court system, police department and some who impacted his life shared memories and remarks of his journey to this point. He is known for the love he has for his hometown, so it was fitting that the ceremony was held there.

“He was confirmed unanimously by the legislature, which is obviously a very big deal,” Gov. Bill Haslam said. “So we think he is a jurist of the highest quality, both intellectually and personally and I think he’ll be a great member of the supreme court.”

“I’m just honored by it,” Justice Page said.  “I’m the first from rural West Tennessee in about 20 years. I’ll still be in the office in Jackson, in fact my office will not move. I’m still in the same office I was in when I was on the court of criminal appeals.”

Hundreds showed up to support the Chester County native as he took his ceremonial oath. Justice Page will be serving with four other supreme court justices from across the state.