Brumfield – 3Qs for Dr. John Winkle, UM political science professor, on judicial appointments

In mid-July, the U.S. Senate confirmed perhaps its final judicial nomination from President Obama, unless he wins re-election. Now, the Senate Republican leadership says it won’t act on any more judicial nominees until after the Nov. 6 election.

That announcement affects scores of vacant judgeships, including one in Northern Mississippi since the death of District Judge W. Allen Pepper Jr. of Cleveland, last January. Last week, the Daily Journal reported that U.S. Attorney Felicia Adams of Oxford is under consideration to fill that judgeship based in Greenville.

Dr. John Winkle III, a political science professor at the University of Mississippi, talked with the Daily Journal’s Patsy Brumfield about the impact of the GOP decision.

Read more: djournal.com – 3Qs Dr John Winkle

8/5/12