JACKSON, Miss. (WCBI) – Mississippi will soon welcome its newest Supreme Court Justice after a swearing in ceremony Monday in Jackson.
Josiah Coleman who was an Oxford attorney for years will be the second member of his family to serve on the Mississippi Supreme Court. Both his grandfather and his father were appellate court judges. He is the grandson of the late J.P. Coleman, who served as Mississippi Governor and on the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Justice Leslie King of Greenville is also expected to take the oath of office to begin his first elected term, having served by appointment of former Gov. Barbour since March 2011. He previously served for 16 years on the Mississippi Court of Appeals, including almost seven years as chief judge.