Thursday, April 2, 2015

Supremes order Judge Weill & Kelly to file responses

The Mississippi Supreme Court issued this short ruling in the dispute between Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill and Hinds County Public Defender's Office:


Anonymous said...

Finally, let's get some LAW up in here!

Anonymous said...

As it should be. They sound somewhat exasperated to me!

Anonymous said...

Weill doesn't strike me as the type that would put some allegations out there without having plenty of evidence to support them and now the supremes have said "show us" - uh Kelly and PD Purvis.

Anonymous said...

Having dealt with Weill I will tell you that he is very loosely put together. He is a politician, not a judge. He is an actor, not a jurist. Kelly is nutz as well. Bad combination.

Anonymous said...

9:17AM...yo! hommie! you must be one of those stupid "public defenders" slobbering at the public trough! Not to worry, there is plenty of OPM (Other Peoples Money) to go around to fuel your dead end career. I actually know Jerge Jeff and your characterization of him shows your ignorance about who he is and what he stands for.

Anonymous said...

@7:26 -


Anonymous said...

I agree with 9:17. 7:26 you must be a childhood friend of Weill's because those would be the only people who could put up with him.

He is a terrible judge.

Anonymous said...

I know him as well. He would have been a typical circuit judge in the 1970's [white, male, racist] but he is way out of line in most of his current duties. If your only interest is seeing black criminals locked up for the max sentence, he's your man. If you want a truly impartial magistrate on the bench, as the constitution requires, he need to be back on the city council or mediating divorces. I'm not a public defender, but an attorney who is in position to know what Weill does. I realize most of the white public likes his antics and he will remain as judge as long as his district is northeast Jackson, but that doesn't make him an esteemed jurist.

With all that said, the antics of the public defenders are even more sad and pathetic. Weill was 100% correct in finding them in contempt. In fact, he should have put their sorry behinds in jail for a day or two.

Very sad and pathetic overall situation.

Anonymous said...

I don't know about Weill's eating habits, but he is at the public trough spending OPM.

Anonymous said...

Another question if Weill is appointing private counsel for these matters, who is getting these appointments? The county must pay an hourly rate to these private attorneys. How is getting these cases and what is it costing the county?

Anonymous said...

I keep seeing these "Weill is a horrible judge" type posts, but I have yet to see a single one of these "Weill-haters" give any concrete rationale, specifics or statistics to support these vague generalizations. If you have something concrete would one of you please enlighten those of us that don't practice law in front of Weill with something concrete? I know I would appreciate it and I assume others would. Otherwise I'll just assume you have some axe to grind with Weill.

Anonymous said...

The job of a circuit judge is incredibly difficult, especially in a high-crime, urban (read high volume caseload) area like Jackson. Judge Weill makes life altering decisions everyday, which affect many in the metro area, and he takes that very seriously. No matter what you may think of him, he always tries to follow the law and do what is right. You may disagree with his legal conclusion as I have before, but that's no reason to attack him personally. Most of the negative commentors clearly don't know him personally. I do. I know Judge Weill both professionally and personally, and he is the best judge I have ever had the pleasure of appearing before. Even when I lose my argument (and he has ruled against me multiple times), I leave feeling like he is doing his best, and that is all that we can ask. He requires all attorneys to follow the rules. In no other Hinds County courtroom can you count on an equal playing field for both sides. This situation was created by an attorney who refuses to follow any rules. Get some facts before you hide behind a screen and spew misinformed hatred based mostly on hearsay and untruths.

Simpatico said...

Rueben, Rueben I've been thinkin' - no.

Standin' By said...

I agree with 9:11. All I've seen on TV and read here is that Weill is a horridly incompetent, unprepared, overpaid, innefectual white boob of a racist jerdge.

How about laying off all that canned crap (public defender talking points) and providing some concrete examples of what you accuse him of. I'm laying odds you either CAN'T or WON'T do that.

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Anonymous said...

KF - Weill's response has been filed - if the evidence that is contained in the confidential exhibit supports even one of the things that Weill says the public defender did, Weill may not have to worry about the PD being back in his court, she probably will lose her law license (at least for a while)

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