Sunday, December 31, 2017

Weill will not seek re-election

Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill sent this press release to JJ


Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Jeff Weill, Sr. announced today that he will not seek reelection to a third circuit court term in 2018.    Judge Weill, elected twice to the Jackson City Council and twice to the circuit bench, has dedicated more than a decade to public service, and is grateful and humbled by the outpouring of community support he has received during that time.  Public safety will continue to be a priority as Judge Weill concludes this term in office on December 31, 2018, and while the decision not to seek reelection was a difficult one, he remains committed to the local justice system as he considers further opportunities to serve.

 

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

Get out of Jackson while you can. If you think Jackson is bad now, wait until 2019. Weill put up with more than anyone deserved, and I wish him the best!

Anonymous said...

Jackson and Hinds County are lost.

Kim Wade said...

Good! He needs to take Steiner with him....
He's just like Jeff Sessions in many ways.
Big disappointment!

Anonymous said...

Does this mean Judge Weill is in line for a federal judicial appointment? He was in the running for the US Attorney position that went to Hurst.

Anonymous said...

Wow - 2017 has been the gift that keeps on giving for increases in Madison and Rankin County property values. First the mayoral election, then Govna Pheel creates that weird committee in response to JPS crisis and now Weill is gone.

Anonymous said...

As an attorney who practiced criminal defense in front of him, while like most of us he is not perfect, I honestly believed he tried to make Hinds County a better place. While I didn’t always agree with his methods, I do believe his heart was in the right place most of the time.

Anonymous said...

Yep. The whole state can act like Jackson’s future has no bearing on the rest of us. All you folks two miles outside of Jackson should rest easy.

Anonymous said...

This is a huge announcement! Judge Weill balances out the judicial system in Hinds County. I practice before him and find him to be fair and impartial. Tough when needed as well!

Anonymous said...

So does Kim Wade imply that Sessions was not far-right enough?? Or how was he a disappointment????

Anonymous said...

@7:33 if you paracticed before him and didn’t think he was big a nut job as the rest of us, then you are one of the spineless lackies who just did whatever he told you to to do. Spare us.

Anonymous said...

6:53 has a rotten boat with many holes in it -- too many to repair and salvage. Also wants (and is jealous of) the newer boats around him to sink as he surely will.

Anonymous said...

This will be a BIG loss for Jackson criminal justice if we aren't able to elect another person that's as willing to clean the streets as Judge Weill is. I really hate to see him leave (but can't blame him) and hope he really will find "further opportunities to serve". Best wishes Judge Weill and thanks for your service.

Anonymous said...

Talk in NE Jackson is that Ashley is going to run. He would win in all likelihood

Anonymous said...

Must be gearing up for a run for Court of Appeals.

Anonymous said...

Attn 1:29 who is Ashley?

Anonymous said...

He leaves the bench in exactly 365 days and you jackasses are foretelling his replacement already? You might want to consider the electorate.

This gives some of you plenty of time to get busy on personal expungements.

Anonymous said...

Circuit Judge is a shitty job. Reciting guilty pleas 80-90 times in a day. The rest of the time is sifting through poorly written civil briefs. Then they get to preside over criminal trials where it is basically gun slinging. Then they get the pleasure of having a hypercritical elected appellate courts picking over every detail. No matter what the judge decides 50% of the attorneys talk shit about them. At the end of the day they draw a check less than the majority of all attorneys.

Anonymous said...

Jeff Weill is a good man and served us with honor and integrity.

Anonymous said...

File those Rule 56 motions soon, defendants!

Anonymous said...

Ashley Ogden, who has surely made enough money suing every apartment complex in town, is likely going to run.

Anonymous said...

Ashley will not win if he does run.

Anonymous said...

Love the blog, hate the haters. Haters gonna hate.

Anonymous said...

10:50 you are hopelessly stupid...Weill is just another white bred, white fed white boy who came from a rich Daddy and has no clue what it feels like to be poor, uneducated and without opportunity... During his tenure, the crime rate has gone up, not down. If he really cared about his fellow man, he would serve the public by going into the inner city and volunteering his time and education to teach adult programs to people who have never had his opportunities in life

Anonymous said...

10:28
Why would you say Ashley couldn't win? I think he would easily win. It's true however that this district isn't just northeast Jackson and yes it run into south Jackson areas.

Anonymous said...

11:11
It is not the judge's job to emote with the poor, uneducated and jobless. It is his job to interpret the law and assess the evidence and control the process.

Anonymous said...

11:11
You obviously know nothing about law. A Judge isn't there to be a mentor of the poor. In fact that is one of the most uninformed statements one could ever make. Please get back to your hate spewing activist job because your in the wrong wheelhouse on this blog. Furthermore, what does your statement have to do with the current position were blogging about?

Anonymous said...

Judge Weill is the only public official in Hinds County who is not corrupt. I sure hope someone else with integrity takes over. Or maybe this FBI investigation that has been ongoing for years will finally result in heads rolling under USA Hurst. Thank you for your service, Judge Weill.

Anonymous said...

Not running again for Circuit Judge. Anyone who has actually tried criminal cases in front of him knows he wants to be, and generally is, a prosecutor. DA election is next year, and Smith may not be the incumbent. Hmm...

Anonymous said...

@12:39 - now that would be fun! Can you imagine the criminal housecleaning Jackson would get with Weill as the DA? I know it's a pipe dream that Weill would ever want to be or could be elected as the DA, but how great it would be!

Anonymous said...

Ali Shamsiden
Larita Stokes
Robert Shuler Smith
Bill Skinner

Anonymous said...

If Weill cared about Jackson he would retire now and let the Governor appoint someone similarly minded that might when an election

Anonymous said...

Guessing he goes fed route-- for the pension alone.

Anonymous said...

Judge Bill Skinner has served this county well for more than 30 years. People forget Bill Skinner started hjs career as a Jackson Police Officer. He is honest and hard working. He has been a great Justice Court Judge and was the first Judge to introduce Drug Court to Justice Court. As County Judge, he created a Youth Drug Court. Judge Bill Skinner has changed the lives of hundred of people that deserved a second chance while also holding criminals accountable with stiff sentences. Skinner would make a great Circuit Judge. I enjoy JJ but sometimes the comments are from outer space - calling Skinner crooked is as crazy as calling him a liberal.

Anonymous said...

Skinner is not corrupt. He is incompetent. He has been reversed many times. He has been punished for his lack of basic legal principles. He is the perfect personification of the Peter Principle...

Anonymous said...

Who called Skinner crooked

Anonymous said...

225...Hopefully Robert Shuler Smith will soon be cozy in a cell and hinds county can elect a real DA

Anonymous said...

Nobody who actually practices law in front of Weil says he is fair and impartial and follows the law. Nobody that is honest at least. Tough on crime.. yes definitely. Following the law and unbiased...not so much.

Anonymous said...

Do you prognosticators really think if the man were planning to pull an end-around and run for another job a year from now he would have announced his retirement a year in advance? As my grandpa used to say, "Ain't no percentage in that!"

Anonymous said...

Better to ride off into the sunset on your own terms while still in the saddle than to be forced out and stained with an election loss. Jeff is doing his party (and the shrinking ranks of white Democrat attorneys in NEJax) a favor by announcing now. Lumumba and the Kushniks are going to come after this seat HARD for ShamsiDunce as part of their efforts to take over every aspect of Jackson (and Hinds) governance. There will be another property tax increase next year. Total control (and redistribution of declining real estate wealth) is more important than anything else even if it means more population and economic losses for the city to Rankin and Madison counties.

Anonymous said...

The real question that hasn't yet been asked is why did Jeff tender a press release to JaxJamb in lieu of issuing one to the Clarion Ledger or Jackson Free Press, the States two newspapers. With all due respect to JaxJamb, this is a blog, not the fourth estate. Speculation on the street is 1)hoping for a Trump appointment; 2)running for congress; 3)getting Phil's appointment to Thad's seat when Thad retires early so he will be an encumber in the special election: 4)doing damage control from the threat letters; 5) has some serious illness; 6) is taking a clue from Judicial Performance; 7) anything else you might think of. And of course none of this answers the question of why he wouldn't tender a press release to the press unless he's not really planning to not run. Anybody got info that sheds light please chime in.

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