Mississippi bill to create new state-run court system in Jackson

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi – 2023-01-20 09:13:44

During a Legislative Special Session in Jackson on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022., Rep. Trey Lamar, R-Senatobia, addresses questions from members of the Mississippi House of Representatives regarding one of three bills the House voted on, two senate bills and one house bill, regarding a major economic development project in the Golden Triangle.

A Northwest Mississippi legislator has proposed a bill that would create a new court system within Jackson’s Capitol Complex Improvement District, taking authority over cases in that part of the city away from local elected officials.

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Trey Lamar, R-Senatobia, would put the power to appoint judges solely in the hands of the chief justice of the and to appoint prosecutors solely in the hands of the .

The Capitol Complex Improvement District was created by the in 2017 and stretches from Jackson University,…

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