Tennessee Attorney General Is Appointed by the State Supreme Court

I did not know that; it’s just a reminder that state separation of powers principles are often quite different from federal principles. “While the [elected] district attorneys prosecute most criminal cases at the trial level, the Attorney General prosecutes all criminal cases in the appellate courts and exercises original prosecutorial powers in limited areas.” If any of you have a perspective on how this works out in Tennessee (according to Wikipedia, the only state that does this), I’d love to hear it.