Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Senate confirms Hurst as U.S. Attorney

The Senate confirmed Mike Hurst as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi by voice vote last night.   Mr. Hurst will become U.S. Attorney when the President signs the order.  Senate report. Senate sources say the order should be signed within seven to ten days. Mr. Hurst was the Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi until he resigned in 2015 to run against Jim Hood for Attorney General. Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker issued the following statement:

U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today welcomed the unanimous Senate confirmation of D. Michael Hurst of Madison to be the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi.

Hurst was confirmed by unanimous consent late Tuesday to serve a four-year term as U.S. Attorney. President Trump nominated Hurst in June following a recommendation from Cochran and Wicker.

“The Senate has confirmed a talented attorney for this critical law-enforcement role. I am confident Mike Hurst will serve our nation and state well,” Cochran said.

“Mike Hurst will serve the Southern District of Mississippi with honor and distinction,” Wicker said. “President Trump made an excellent choice for this demanding role.”

In their recommendation of Hurst to President Trump, Cochran and Wicker noted that he was “exceptionally well-qualified to take on the important and challenging role of U.S. Attorney.”

Hurst is the current director of the Mississippi Justice Institute, a division of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy. He served as Assistant U.S. Attorney in Jackson from 2006 to 2015, working the criminal division. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s office, Hurst was legislative director and counsel to former U.S. Representative Chip Pickering (R-Miss.), as well as counsel to the Constitution Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee. Hurst is a graduate of Millsaps College and the George Washington University Law School.

The nomination of William Chadwick (Chad) Lamar of Oxford to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi is pending in the Senate Judiciary Committee.


Anonymous said...

Very happy for Mike. Good man.

Anonymous said...

I've understood that improvement was badly needed in that office. Good for him.

Anonymous said...

I now understand that 10:39 is that guy who ignorantly criticizes everyone and every thing. He knows zip about that office.

Anonymous said...

To 12:53 (Greg)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Mike. He is a man of integrity--something desperately needed in all forms of Government these days.

Anonymous said...

Can only second 4:37's comments.

Anonymous said...

Wait...12:53 is Greg who?
Hurst will turn a sinking ship around. Integrity is great....wasn't the former US Attorney good golf buddies with that doctor that plead guilty?

Then There's This.. said...

Pop Quiz: What % of all people over the age of 4 know the name of a US Attorney in any state, much less their own?

Bonus Question: What % of all registered voters in Mississippi can differentiate between the jobs of US Attorney and County Assistant District Attorney?

Anonymous said...

It is readily apparent that some of the individuals who commented on the character of the U S Attorney's Office have no clue about the operation of the office. The office is manned by dedicated public servants who are educated and trained and produce excellent bodies of work. Before you cast aspersions on the office, you need to talk to the federal judges, FBT, defense attorneys, and victims of crimes that they have wored diligently to help.
Mike Hurst should be proud to work with the career public servants in the office. He should also realize that the Southern district of Mississippi is safer because of the work these folks have done.

Anonymous said...

Yea 10:39. Take that

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