The Supreme Court heard oral argument on Tuesday, June 13 and decided the case on Thursday, June 15.
Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance v. Judge Gay Polk-Payton; LC Case #: 2014-081; Ruling Date: 11/08/2016; Ruling Judge: Cynthia Brewer; Disposition: The record supplementation requested by the Court during oral argument should, and it hereby is, rescinded. The Court finds that no violation of the Mississippi Code of Judicial Conduct by the respondent, Forrest County Justice Court Judge Gay Polk-Payton, has been proven by clear and convincing evidence, and that these proceedings therefore should be, and they hereby are, dismissed with prejudice. The Commission shall bear the costs. Not Participating: Coleman, Beam and Chamberlin, JJ. Order entered.