Hinds Circuit Judge Jeff Weill petitioned the Mississippi Supreme Court to stop Senior Judge Tommie Green’s plan to assign only civil cases to Judge Weill and Judge Kidd with all criminal cases assigned to Judge Green and Judge Gowan. Here is Judge Weill’s petition, minus the cover page (I don’t have it). Here is my earlier post on Judge Green’s plan.

I haven’t had time to read Judge Weill’s petition in detail, but one thing is clear. My assumption that all the Hinds Circuit Judges had signed off on Judge Green’s plan was wrong. I should have listened to Coach Buttermaker’s lecture about why you should not ass-u-me anything.