Here’s the text of a press release issued by the Earle Banks for Supreme Court campaign today:
WALLER OVERSTATES DRUG COURT AND E-FILING CREDIT
In response to a new campaign TV ad by Chief Justice Bill Waller, Jr.’s campaign, touting Waller’s leading role in promoting drug courts and statewide “e-filing,” the Earle Banks campaign responds as follows:
“Justice Waller only witnessed success with drug courts after the heroic legislative efforts of Representative Alyce Clark (D-Jackson) to create and fund them. And it was the state legislature, including Rep. Earle Banks, who voted to fund drugs courts, just as he helped to create the Court of Appeals in Mississippi,” said Banks campaign spokesperson Tanya Patterson.