CL – Seeing justice done

In explaining the significance of Leslie King’s appointment to the state Supreme Court, some point to how he was among a group of lawmakers who helped make history in the 1980s.

He was part of the fight that eventually led to publicly funded kindergarten in Mississippi.

He helped change the rules on committee assignments so that certain lawmakers would no longer be passed over.

Both happened when power rested in the hands of a segregationist House speaker.

Clarion Ledger
3/5/11