Justice Kennedy retires

On Tuesday, The Clarion Ledger had an article on who would replace Judge E. Grady Jolly on the 5th Circuit.  It implied the appointment would come soon.  Oh well, the retirement of Justice Kennedy just stopped the nomination/confirmation process for a while.

According to the article, the short list includes:

Mississippi Supreme Court Justice James D. Maxwell

Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Jack Wilson

U.S. Southern District Chief Judge Dan Jordan

I had also heard that Judge Sul Ozerden was being considered.  I’ve even heard that he was the favorite.

Prayers and good luck to the person chosen.  Tough road to go through a confirmation.  I’m glad we have good candidates who are willing to take on this difficult, but important task.

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