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Hines becomes first black woman on Massachusetts Supreme Court

BOSTON — Gov. Deval Patrick’s nominee to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court was approved on Wednesday, making Geraldine Hines the first black woman to sit on the high court. The Governor’s Council voted 8-0 to approve appeals court judge Hines for a spot on the seven-member court. Patrick had nominated Hines for the post last […] [...]

Delta native nominated for Massachusetts Supreme Court

GREENVILLE — Appeals court judge Geraldine Hines, a self-described child of the segregated South with more than 40 years of legal experience in Boston, was nominated Friday by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to fill an upcoming vacancy on the state’s highest court. If confirmed by the Governor’s Council, Hines, 66, would be the first black […] [...]

Group of alumni oppose Bynum as next president of MVSU

ITTA BENA — Some Mississippi Valley State University alumni are complaining about the nomination of William Bynum to be the university’s next president. Roosevelt Yarbrough, president of Valley’s alumni association, said at a news conference he wants the school to be led by an alumnus, and says he’s worried that Bynum doesn’t have any experience […] [...]

Brown has supporters for federal court post

By Patsy Brumfield / The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal TUPELO — Mississippi’s likely next federal district jurist admits she’s been a judge only for the state’s High School Mock Trial Competition. People who know Debra Marie Brown say she’s plenty ready to don the black robe. Brown, 49, of Jackson, isn’t a judge yet — […] [...]

Senate committee okays Brown for federal judgeship

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the nomination of Jackson attorney Debra Brown in a federal judgeship in north Mississippi. The committee met today in Washington. The nomination now goes to the full Senate for confirmation. President Barack Obama nominated Brown in May. The judgeship presides over court in Greenville. If confirmed, […] [...]

Brown’s nomination vote for judgeship postponed by Senate

WASHINGTON — A vote on the nomination of Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown to a federal judgeship in north Mississippi has been postponed by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Brown’s nomination was one of four before the committee today. Votes on all four were postponed. The committee has not yet scheduled another meeting. President Barack […] [...]

Brown’s nomination for federal judgeship to be considered

WASHINGTON — The nomination of Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown to a federal judgeship in north Mississippi is scheduled to be considered by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Brown’s nomination is one of four before the committee, which meets at 8:30 a.m. CDT. Her confirmation hearing was held earlier this month. President Barack […] [...]

Senators push Brown’s nomination for federal judge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is recommending Debra Brown of Jackson, who has been nominated to be a U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Mississippi. Cochran made his recommendation while introducing Brown at her nomination hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Debra Brown is very well qualified by ability, […] [...]

Brown would make history if confirmed as judge

JACKSON — President Barack Obama has nominated attorney Debra M. Brown to be a U.S. District judge for northern Mississippi. If confirmed, Brown would be the first African-American woman to serve as a federal district judge in the state, said a spokesman for U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). “I congratulate Debra Brown on her historic […] [...]

Governor’s nominee for DMR chief confirmed by Senate

BILOXI — Senators have confirmed Jamie Miller of Gulfport as executive director of the Biloxi-based Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. Senate Ports and Marine Resources Committee members on Wednesday quizzed Miller about how he’ll manage the agency that has had financial problems in recent months. The agency’s former executive director, Bill Walker of Ocean Springs, […] [...]

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