Mississippi Supreme Court By The Numbers:


Former prosecutor

Both a former prosecutor & public defender

  • 9 total seats
  • 0 current vacancies
  • 5 prosecutors
  • 1 public defender
  • 1 Justice is both a former prosecutor & public defender
  • 1 Justice has other indigent defense experience
  • 0 civil rights lawyers

How Members of the Mississippi Supreme Court are Selected:

Nonpartisan Election

Justices are selected and re-selected in nonpartisan elections to serve eight-year terms. Interim selections to fill vacancies that occur between elections are made by governor appointment, which is informed but not bound by recommendations from a government-appointed judicial nominating commission.

Selection method sources:

Ballotpedia, Judicial Election Methods By State; Brennan Center for Justice, Judicial Selection: An Interactive Map