Circuit Judge Jim Roberts resigned

Former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Jim Roberts (Mississippi Supreme Court)

First District Circuit Court Judge Jim Roberts submitted his letter of resignation Thursday to Governor Tate Reeves.

Posted: Jan 23, 2020 7:05 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) — First District Circuit Court Judge Jim Roberts submitted his letter of resignation Thursday to Governor Tate Reeves.

The governor's office said the resignation would take effect at the end of next month.

Roberts served on the bench for many years in a variety of capacities, including on the Mississippi Supreme Court.

He also served four years as Mississippi's commissioner of public safety in the 1980s and had an unsuccessful run for lieutenant governor in 2003.

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