Mississippi appeals court judge nominated to federal bench

Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Cory Wilson is being nominated for a federal judgeship.

Posted: Aug 28, 2019 7:20 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Cory Wilson is being nominated for a federal judgeship.

Wilson joined the 10-member state court in February after being appointed by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant. Before that, Wilson was a first-term Republican member of the Mississippi House.

Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi said Wednesday that President Donald Trump is nominating Wilson to become a U.S. district judge for the southern half of Mississippi. Wicker said he supports the nomination and will work for Wilson's confirmation.

It was not immediately clear which vacancy Wilson would fill.

Two U.S. district judges, Keith Starrett of Hattiesburg and Louis Guirola Jr. of Gulfport, have taken senior status.

U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden of Gulfport is nominated to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Wilson, 49, grew up in coastal Jackson County and now lives in Flora, near Jackson. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi and his law degree from Yale University.

"Judge Wilson's credentials, intelligence, and respect for the rule of law are without question," Wicker said in a news release. "He has demonstrated his commitment to our state and nation during his time as a student at the University of Mississippi and Yale Law School, a White House fellow, an accomplished lawyer, and as a state representative. He has served most recently with distinction on the Mississippi Court of Appeals."

Wilson was chief of staff to Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann from 2008 to 2011 and was senior adviser and counsel to state Treasurer Lynn Fitch from 2014 to 2015. Hosemann and Fitch are Republicans.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 307519

Reported Deaths: 7096
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto20784248
Hinds19894408
Harrison17493302
Rankin13316275
Jackson13099243
Madison9896210
Lee9859169
Jones8293160
Forrest7523146
Lauderdale7189237
Lowndes6265144
Lamar610784
Lafayette6028117
Washington5280132
Bolivar4770129
Oktibbeha455297
Panola4442103
Pearl River4420139
Warren4281118
Marshall4273100
Pontotoc416472
Monroe4057132
Union403775
Neshoba3988176
Lincoln3871108
Hancock372185
Leflore3468124
Sunflower329389
Tate322781
Pike3181104
Scott310572
Yazoo304368
Alcorn297764
Itawamba296876
Copiah293065
Coahoma289677
Simpson287484
Tippah284868
Prentiss275659
Marion265979
Wayne261341
Leake261173
Grenada254982
Covington254580
Adams245982
Newton244859
George237847
Winston225981
Tishomingo222067
Jasper219748
Attala213373
Chickasaw204857
Holmes186471
Clay182454
Stone179131
Clarke176876
Tallahatchie175540
Calhoun163230
Yalobusha158836
Smith158634
Walthall130543
Greene129433
Lawrence126323
Noxubee125933
Montgomery125542
Perry125138
Carroll120826
Amite120141
Webster113432
Jefferson Davis105432
Tunica102525
Claiborne101330
Benton97225
Kemper95226
Humphreys94332
Franklin81923
Quitman78916
Choctaw72817
Jefferson64828
Wilkinson64727
Sharkey49617
Issaquena1686
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 519071

Reported Deaths: 10712
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson754131487
Mobile37774798
Madison33868494
Tuscaloosa25283443
Montgomery23969565
Shelby23112238
Baldwin20638300
Lee15524165
Calhoun14286311
Morgan14140268
Etowah13664345
Marshall11957219
Houston10383278
Elmore9994200
Limestone9814147
Cullman9475188
St. Clair9429234
Lauderdale9218227
DeKalb8747181
Talladega8060171
Walker7092275
Jackson6755110
Autauga6727103
Blount6488135
Colbert6205130
Coffee5401112
Dale4768110
Russell428938
Franklin419982
Chilton4083109
Covington4053114
Tallapoosa3893146
Escambia388074
Dallas3527149
Chambers3500122
Clarke346360
Marion3066100
Pike305875
Lawrence295395
Winston272372
Bibb256458
Marengo248661
Geneva245875
Pickens232959
Barbour224955
Hale218775
Butler212366
Fayette208960
Henry187844
Cherokee182044
Randolph176941
Monroe171540
Washington164038
Macon154848
Clay149454
Crenshaw149357
Cleburne146041
Lamar139334
Lowndes136453
Wilcox124327
Bullock121340
Conecuh109028
Perry107926
Sumter102932
Coosa99328
Greene90734
Choctaw58724
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