Musical Appellate Chairs

October 9, 2017 § Leave a comment

Catching up on the MSSC and COA news …

  • Justice Jess Dickinson left the MSSC September 15, 2017, to take over the Department of Child Protective Services. Dickinson served on the high court for nearly 14 years.
  • Judge David Ishee of the COA became Justice David Ishee of the MSSC on September 18, 2017, replacing Dickinson.
  • Governor Bryant tapped Senator Sean Tindell of Gulfport to take Ishee’s place on the COA, effective November 2, 2017. Tindell was an assistant district attorney for the Second Circuit Court District from 2002 to 2007, and has been in private practice since then. He was elected to the legislature in 2012, and served as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary A Committee.

In other news, former COA Judge Larry Roberts was appointed to serve temporarily as Circuit Judge in the Tenth District, taking the place of Judge Justin Cobb, who died September 9, 2017. Roberts is expected to serve until Governor Bryant names a replacement.

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