JACKSON – John Roberts, chief justice of the United States Supreme Court, will help Mississippi celebrate its 200th birthday later this month.
Roberts, who was appointed chief justice by former President George W. Bush, will travel to Jackson on Sept. 27 in recognition of the 200th anniversary of Mississippi statehood. He will participate in activities with the Mississippi judiciary.
“The Mississippi Supreme Court is very honored to host a visit from Chief Justice John Roberts,” said state Supreme Court Justice Bill Waller Jr. in a news release. “The visit by the chief justice of the United States demonstrates the importance of the judiciary and legal profession to the effective functioning of our democracy over the past 200 years.”