Mississippi Supreme Court

As reported elsewhere, Governor Bryant announced yesterday he is appointing Court of Appeals Judge Kenny Griffis to fill Chief Justice Waller’s seat on the Supreme Court.

Bryant also appointed State Rep. Cory Wilson to fill Judge Griffis’ seat on the Court of Appeals.

My Take:

Thus concludes the judicial silly season.

I say that because

On Thursday, the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals and reinstated a $500,000 bench verdict in Miss. Dept. of Wildlife v. Webb.

The case involved a high speed boat chase on the Tchoutacabouffa River near Biloxi. Department of Wildlife officials stopped a speeding boater. After the initial stop, the officers instructed the

On Thursday the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed and rendered a $13 million judgment in American Optical Corporation v. Rankin. This was a Jefferson County silica case where the date of the judgment was February 24, 2015.

The Court reversed on a statute of limitations issue. The plaintiff filed suit in 2013. Defendant argued that

On Tuesday Justice Bobby Chamberlin of Hernando became the newest member of the Mississippi Supreme Court. Chamberlin previously served as a circuit court judge.

I wonder if the Supreme Court treats rookie justices like the NFL treats rookies? Will Justice Chamberlin will have to carry the other justices’ robes back to chambers after oral argument?