The Hattiesburg American, 9/27/7

Secretary of State candidate Delbert Hosemann said Wednesday he wants to “completely rejuvenate” how the state businesses deal with each other.

“Certain business matters would be put in a court with a judge experienced in business matters,” he said during a meeting with the Hattiesburg American Editorial Board.

Hosemann said the business court would eliminate many of the civil cases that burden the state’s circuit courts. That would allow the circuit courts to move criminal cases more quickly. Currently, defendants in criminal cases and participants in civil cases can sometimes wait for months or years before their cases are heard.