FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 31, 2005

GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR’S JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE SEARCHING TO FILL VACANCY

(Jackson, Miss.) – Governor Haley Barbour’s Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee is conducting a search to fill the upcoming vacancy on the Mississippi Court of Appeals (District 3, Position 1) representing East Mississippi as a result of Judge Billy G. Bridges retirement effective December 31, 2005.

“On behalf of the citizens of Mississippi, I want to thank Judge Bridges for his nearly 40 years of public service including his service on the Court of Appeals and congratulate him on his retirement,” said Governor Barbour.

The Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee will review nominees in accordance with Executive Order 914 and make recommendations to the Governor. The 31-member committee includes a chairman and ten attorneys from each of the state’s Supreme Court Districts.

“Whenever a vacancy occurs and it becomes my duty to appoint someone to the bench, everyone interested in the job will first be vetted by this committee,” said Governor Barbour. “A fair and impartial judiciary is essential to the protection of the rights and freedoms of the citizens of our state.”

Anyone interested in recommending prospective candidates should contact the Governor’s Chief Counsel at 601-576-2038 or Ed Brunini, Jr., the chairman of the Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee at 601-948-3101. All recommendations should be submitted prior to November 14, 2005.

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Governor Haley Barbour
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