Hattiesburg American: Jones County Junior College kicked off its Phi Theta Kappa lecture series Tuesday with a visit from Charles Pickering...spoke...about the turmoil surrounding his failed appointment to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a subject he has covered in a new book titled "A Price Too High: The Judiciary in Jeopardy."
....Reading from his book, Pickering said, "In addition to religion, the ghost of Mississippi's past haunted my nomination."
He told faculty and honors students of his stance against abortion, his disdain for the federal judiciary "making laws," and his belief there are too many forces in the nation who want to depose public officials for being open about their religious beliefs. (Read the Full Story)