Legislature’s Failure to Enact Judicial Pay Raises Hard to Understand

Once again this year the Mississippi Legislature is considering a bill that will provide a raise to Mississippi state court judges. And once again, passage of the bill is far from certain. The Legislature’s failure to act on this issue is a head scratcher.

This document explains why Mississippi judges need a raise. Of note, Mississippi judges are the lowest paid in the nation by far. The low pay is causing many judges to leave the bench.

MS Litigation Review
2/29/12