Tuesday, May 24, 2011

50th Anniversary of the Freedom Riders

On this the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides into Mississippi, Governor Haley Barbour apologized to those civil rights champions for their treatment and thanked them for helping to make a difference for Mississippi.

He also thanked those who asked him to be a part of this: Former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Reuben Anderson, Retired U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Justice Charles Pickering, former Ambassador John Palmer, Congressman Bennie Thompson, Jackson businessman Leroy Walker and Atlanta businessman and Freedom Rider Hank Thomas.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Carroll Justice Gartin Building

Retired U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Charles W. Pickering Sr. will be offering thoughts and memories of his former law partner and former Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Carroll Gartin today at the dedication of the new building to house the Mississippi Supreme Court, Mississippi Court of Appeals, and supporting clerks and legal staff. The Carroll Gartin Justice Building will be dedicated at 10:30am (cst) and can be viewed online at the Mississippi Supreme Court's web site.

Justice Antonin Scalia will keynote the event which will also feature Mississippi Chief Justice Bill Waller, Jr.; Governor Haley Barbour; Chief Judge of the Mississippi Court of Appeals L. Joseph Lee; U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Justice James Graves; and others.

The Mississippi Business Journal has a video of clips from the event featuring Waller, Pickering, and Barbour and many who attended: Gartin Justice Building Dedication