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Court suspends, fines, reprimands Justice Court judge

LEE COUNTY — The Mississippi Supreme Court has suspended Lee County Justice Court Judge Rickey W. Thompson from office for 30 days without pay, effective Jan. 26.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that the Supreme Court also fined Thompson and ordered public reprimand in circuit court.

Last April, Thompson was accused of misconduct in documents filed by the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance.

The commission alleged that Thompson dismissed 11 no-drivers’ license citations without court hearings and telling a man involved in a divorce that he could get anything that belonged to him from the marital home, resulting in a call by the wife to the sheriff’s office.


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  1. Most judges, from JP to Supreme Court, think they sit at the right hand of God.

  2. At a recent hearing in NC the judge allowed arguments in two cases that had been voluntarily dismissed by the plaintiff. Also the judge questioned the plaintiff; “If you had to have open heart surgery, would you do it yourself or get a surgeon?” That was totally out of professional conduct.
    Anything goes in court today.

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