Judge Gargiulo resigns for federal magistrate post
Published: August 5,2014
Tags: bench, Beverly Pettigrew, Bill Waller Jr., court, federal magistrate, Haley Barbour, John Gargiulo, judge, justice, law, legal, Michael Ward, Mississippi Supreme Court, Second Circuit Court, Southern District of Mississippi
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Supreme Court says Judge John Gargiulo has resigned from the Second Circuit Court bench to become a federal magistrate for the Southern District of Mississippi.
Spokeswoman Beverly Pettigrew Kraft says Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. appointed retired Harrison County Court Judge Michael Ward of Gulfport to fill the vacancy through Nov. 30. Judicial elections will be held Nov. 4.
There are four judges on the Second Circuit District, which covers Harrison, Hancock and Stone counties.
Former Gov. Haley Barbour appointed Gargiulo to the Circuit Court in 2009 to fill a vacancy created by retirement.
Federal district judges appoint magistrates.
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