Brumfield – U.S. attorney Adams scrutinized for federal judgeship

Felicia C. Adams, Mississippi’s first female U.S. attorney, is under consideration for a lifetime federal judgeship to replace W. Allen Pepper Jr., who died suddenly in January.

Pepper held court in Greenville over the Delta and Greenville divisions. Only the president, with U.S. Senate approval, can fill a federal court vacancy.

“She’s being reviewed by a 5th Circuit (Court of Appeals) selection committee,” said a person close to the process, speaking on condition of anonymity.