Reeves takes oath as U.S. District judge

Carlton Reeves became emotional Thursday when he was sworn in as a U.S. District judge in Mississippi.

With a standing-room- only crowd in the largest courtroom in the U.S. District Courthouse in Jackson, Reeves took the oath of office from Southern District of Mississippi Chief U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr.

“This is a great day, this is a great day,” Reeves repeated before the crowd that included judges – both current and former – lawyers, politicians and others sharing the special moment for him and his wife, Lora, and daughter Chanda.

Clarion Ledger