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

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Confirmed Cases: 111322

Reported Deaths: 3202
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Jones283182
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Scott123229
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Simpson118148
Yazoo117233
Union113925
Holmes113260
Tate112739
Leake112239
Itawamba109024
Pearl River108256
Adams104342
Prentiss101619
Wayne98521
Alcorn95512
George93517
Marion93242
Covington91625
Tippah85120
Newton84227
Chickasaw82024
Tallahatchie81825
Winston81521
Tishomingo79040
Hancock76927
Attala76525
Clarke71448
Clay67221
Jasper66616
Walthall63327
Calhoun60912
Noxubee59516
Smith58116
Claiborne53216
Montgomery52723
Tunica51817
Lawrence49514
Yalobusha48414
Perry48022
Carroll46012
Greene45317
Stone45014
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Quitman4136
Humphreys39916
Jefferson Davis39411
Webster36513
Wilkinson32920
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Benton3054
Sharkey27714
Jefferson26310
Franklin2303
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Confirmed Cases: 153016

Reported Deaths: 2633
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Lee643966
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