Business and Industry Political Education Committee (BIPEC) Releases Mississippi Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Recommended Candidates

The Board of Directors for the Business and Industry Political Education Committee (BIPEC) have recommended the following candidates as best for adhering to the impartiality and fairness of rule-of-law adjudication for Mississippi’s highest courts.

SUPREME COURT CANDIDATES

(Incumbent)
Justice Jimmy Maxwell – Northern District

(Challenger)
Justice Kenny Griffis – Central District
*Justice Griffis currently serves on the MS Court of Appeals

(Incumbent)
Justice Dawn Beam – Southern District

COURT of APPEALS CANDIDATES

(Incumbent)
Justice Jim Greenlee – First District

(Incumbent)
Justice Jack Wilson – Third District

(Incumbent)
Justice David Ishee – Fifth District

It is extremely important to BIPEC members and their representative trade and professional associations that we support candidates willing to uphold the constitutional separation of powers which distinguishes the intent, charge and actions of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government. “Free enterprise and entrepreneurship requires an impartial, fair and rule-of-law judiciary,” said BIPEC Chairman Randy Easterling, MD. “The idea and practice of “legislating from the bench” undermines the foundation of our free market economy, thus impacting employers and employees. Assessing this foundational philosophy as well as the working experience of their legal careers, candidates Maxwell, Griffis, Beam, Greenlee, Wilson and Ishee deserve our support.”

BIPEC is a nonprofit association comprised of individuals, trade associations and companies who unite to protect and advance free enterprise through research, education, and member action. BIPEC’s purpose is to learn backgrounds, voting records and key positions of members and candidates for the Mississippi Legislature, Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, disseminate credible research findings to BIPEC members, educate BIPEC’s membership network on the impact that legislator and judge-made decisions have on Mississippi’s economic growth, business attractiveness and general prosperity of the State’s employers, and to expand distribution of educational research data to the public arena when deemed appropriate for greater awareness of membership concerns and issues.

BIPEC Press Release
3/31/16