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Electing or appointing?

Each system has its advantages, disadvantages In Mississippi judges are elected and appointed. Is one method better than the other? Often judges are appointed to fill unexpired terms and go on to be elected to their own terms. Nine justices of the Mississippi Supreme Court are elected from three districts. Non-partisan elections are staggered so that not all positions are ...

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Changes normal for judicial system

Recent judicial turnover causes confusion among citizens Recent changes among judges in Mississippi’s judicial system may be confusing to some state citizens, but legal experts say the turnover is the natural progression of keeping judges on the courts’ benches. An appointment to the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court left a vacancy on the Mississippi Supreme Court, which was filled by a ...

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