Thursday, June 23, 2011
The Mississippi Supreme Court rejected the recommendation of its Commission on Judicial Performance for a public reprimand and imposed a 30 day suspension without pay (along with the reprimand) of a justice court judge who had fixed misdemeanor tickets.
There were nine tickets involving for the following offenses: hunting over bait, failure to wear hunter's orange, hunting without a license and littering. The judge also tried to intervene in three tickets that were before another judge.
Justice Kitchens concurred in part and dissented in part. He would follow the Commission's recommendation as to sanction. (Mike Frisch)