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Mississippi: Should judges be elected or appointed? If elected, partisan or nonpartisan? Legislation on all sides of issue(s) in legislature this year. - Gavel to Gavel
Like many states, Mississippi doesn’t have just one method of judicial selection. It has 4. Nonpartisan thanks to a major reform effort in 1994 Nonpartisan Judicial Elections Act (Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Circuit, Chancery, County) Partisan (Justice) Appointment and reappointment (Municipal Courts in municipalities over 10,000) Optional elections (Municipal Courts in municipalities under 10,000) … Continue reading Mississippi: Should judges be elected or appointed? If elected, partisan or nonpartisan? Legislation on all sides of issue(s) in legislature this year.