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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 8, 2007

 

GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR’S JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE SEARCHING TO FILL VACANCY

 

(Jackson, Mississippi) - Governor Haley Barbour’s Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee is conducting a search to fill the vacancy on the Mississippi Supreme Court as a result of Presiding Justice Kay Cobb’s resignation, effective May 1, 2007.

 

“I commend Justice Cobb for her outstanding service as a fair-minded, conscientious member of the Mississippi Supreme Court,” Governor Barbour said. “We will work hard to ensure that only the most qualified and dedicated people are considered to continue her good works as a justice on the state’s highest court.”

 

The Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee will review nominees in accordance with Executive Order 914 and make recommendations to the Governor. The 31-member committee includes a chairman and ten attorneys from each of the state’s Supreme Court Districts.

 

Anyone interested in applying for this position, who has not yet applied, or is interested in recommending prospective candidates, should contact the Governor’s Chief Counsel at 601-576-2038 or Ed Brunini, Jr., chairman of the Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee at 601-948-3101. The deadline for submitting applications and recommendations is April 2, 2007.