Friday, November 9, 2018

Waller Waves Goodbye

Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice William Waller, Jr. Announced he will retire at the end of January. 

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42 comments:

Anonymous said...

A good judge and even better person.

Anonymous said...

Good guy

Anonymous said...

"To troll or not to troll", that is the question.

Anonymous said...

Might we hear another announcement, soon? Perhaps, he might prefer to be called the same name as his father: "Governor."

Anonymous said...

Or Chancellor....

Anonymous said...

Waller for Governor 2019.

Anonymous said...

My favorite story about his daddy: When Big Bill was governor, I stopped at the official welcome center on the coast (it seems like it was on US 90 back then), went into the restroom and it had one of the then newly invented hot air blowing hand dryers. Scratched on its surface along with an arrow pointing to the button were the words, “Welcome to Mississippi. Press here for a word from our governor, the Honorable William Waller.” Absolutely nailed it!

Anonymous said...

He had to announce to keep Delbert from doing it. Waller beats Tate by 5 to 7 pts in a primary.

Macy Hanson said...

I am originally from Arizona and came to Mississippi to go to law school at Ole Miss. During our orientation, the events kicked off with a speech from Chief Justice Waller. And it was a beautiful speech about the role of the Courts in our democracy; with a special emphasis on the legal career of John Adams - who defended the soldiers in the Boston Massacre out of a sense of duty.

I spoke with Chief Justice Waller after his speech and introduced myself to him. Years later (and every time he sees me), he warmly greets me as "the Sandra Day O'Connor legal scholar from New Mexico."

Although he mis-remembered my (and former Justice O'Connor's) home state (but not by much), it always stuck with me that the Chief Justice remembered who I am and the conversation that we had that day.

I am very critical of many of Mississippi's state courts judges. The Chief Justice is not one of them. I don't always agree with his opinions, but he is a asset to the legal profession in Mississippi who goes out of his way to pass on the good traditions of our profession to young attorneys.

Anonymous said...

The Waller boys are all good as they come. They have all served the community state and nation and are genuinely good, decent Christian men. Tate is a carnival barker who never had the guts to put on a uniform and do the hard service jobs these guys have done.

Anonymous said...

Waller would beat Hood like a rented mule in November '19.

Anonymous said...

Good man. Wish he would run for Governor but I’ve been told he won’t. Hope they are wrong.

Anonymous said...

He’s a hollow suit....won’t address very important issues before the court.

Scared little man compared to his father.

Anonymous said...

@5:20

An MSU grad chancellor at UM?? I don't think so!

Anonymous said...

I would have loved to have seen him jump into either of the races for U.S Senate. Would have made a great Senator.

Anonymous said...

He would win the guv race going away. But like so many other qualified people, why would he?

Anonymous said...

8:13 - Who mentioned UM? It ain't all about you! OR um.

Anonymous said...

He's probably approaching 70 years of age, or not far from it. Why the hell would he want to be governor?

Anonymous said...

Macy Hanson, why would you put your name to such a horribly-written statement?

Anonymous said...

He always ruled on behalf of corporations. Good man.

Anonymous said...

He would definitely get my vote for Gov

Anonymous said...

No one should assume that a Waller run for Governor would be via the Republican primary.

Anonymous said...

If he runs as a Dem he won't have the support of the teaparty christers! Probably doesn't want or need the support of the tRUMPers.

Anonymous said...

Justice Waller is 66 years old. He was a superb Chief Justice.

Anonymous said...

I don’t know anything about his career, but he is a neighbor....about the nicest guy I’ve ever met in my life.

Anonymous said...

11/10 @1:00 am: What business is it of yours? It was a lovely, heartfelt tribute. If you can't understand the sentiment she was trying to communicate all your nickel-knowledge about fine points of grammar is kind of wasted.

Thanks, Macy

Anonymous said...

The Waller boys are as good as they come. Bill Jr. is no exception. All around good guy.

Anonymous said...

Justice Waller announces his retirement and it takes all of 51 minutes before the focus is redirected to the next political election. That, to me, is a symptom of an illness.

Anonymous said...

@11:52am -

with the idiots & crooks we now have in office why would we not savor the thought of an honest, capable, and intelligent person running for office????
Tater and the Crook our only choice for governor???? Makes me want to throw up...............

Waller would also have made a great US senator.

Anonymous said...

6:45, why did you come aaaaaallllllll the way from Arizona to Mississippi to go to Law School? Did Sinema and McCain not have a Law school in an abandoned service station? Oh, I forgot. We are on the bottom of the pole because we are an agricultural state and that was confirmed by CHS. We gotta get out of that damn Agriculture State / farmer state of mind and realize we have to BEGIN a VO/TECH program pretty damn soon. But wait, we have to bow down to Haley who is actually the surrogate guvnuh of this State. 200 families own this damn state an until we stand up and put someone with backbone in place for ANY position we are destined to stay damn dead last!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Senator-elect Sinema and the late Sen. McCain had a Law school in an abandoned service station in Arizona?

Anonymous said...

@1:08

Please go take your meds before your head explodes!

Anonymous said...

Nice guys finish last.

Anonymous said...

Rolling laughing at the person who called Macy "she"

best ever

Anonymous said...

I have known Waller since he was at State. He would make a great governor.

Anonymous said...

Sad to see him leave. He would make a great governor but (on good authority) he is moving full time to Oxford. Chancellor, maybe?

Anonymous said...

Glad to see him go.

Anonymous said...

Will the last white good ole' boy/girl who moves to Oxford - that haven for old Mississippi whites - please close the door on the way out?

Unknown said...

Justice Waller is a neighbor of mine and he is one of the nicest, most genuine people I've ever known. He's also one of the hardest working. I SERIOUSLY doubt he's planning an entry into politics. More likely is a move to Oxford (not to be Chancellor though), and I hope that's not true. He's a wonderful neighbor and one of the most apolitical people I've ever met. The world needs a lot more people like him.

Anonymous said...

Macy is a guy, a good guy, and a smart, intelligent lawyer. Our state is lucky to have people like him voluntarily move and stay here. Signed, your friend and former DCHB-GPT colleague

Anonymous said...

1:08, for all of the state’s shortcomings, it does already have a well-formed network of trade education programs offered by community colleges and utilized by partner high schools and employers. I fear you’ve been fed far too much rhetoric and far too little fact.

Anonymous said...

@1:55 He's only moving to 78% white Oxford to escape the supposed bad element he hates. Like all things Oxford, he misses old Mississippi.

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