Last week Governor Bryant appointed Chancellor Dawn Beam to the Mississippi Supreme Court. Judge Beam will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Justice Pierce, which I covered here.
Here is Judge Primeaux’s post on the appointment, which is definitely worth the read.
Judge Primeaux applauds the appointment but contends that there should be more than one chancellor on the Court and Court of Appeals. I’ve also heard that criticism from full time chancery court lawyers. But one is better than none.
I have not appeared before Judge Beam, but I am hearing nothing but positive comments about her appointment. Time will tell, but it looks like Governor Bryant did a good job in filling both the recent vacancies on the Court.