Thursday, February 28, 2019

Judge Shirley to Leave Bench

Rankin County Justice Court Judge John Shirley posted the following message to the Rankin County Bar:



29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shirley is possibly the dumbest lawyer I’ve ever dealt with.

Good riddance.

Anonymous said...

So, am I misunderstanding...or does this give others only ONE day to qualify and get certified. If so, this rings as conspiratorial as the Andy Taggart - D.I.Smith scheme in Madison County eight years ago.

Anonymous said...

So hateful. Hope your life gets better.

Anonymous said...

What does it say about the caliber of Lawyers in Niknar to brag that all four Justices of The Peace (ala Andy Griffith) are attorneys?

Anonymous said...

What do you expect from an attorney than is a justice court judge. A law degree and membership to the bar is not required to be a justice court judge. Hell, I dont think you even need a college degree.

Anonymous said...

Judicial Performance can cut its staff in half now.

Anonymous said...

Premptive move. The Judicial Review Board is set to remove him from office.

Anonymous said...

I was taught “ If you can’t say something nice about a person, don’t say anything at all” and that’s all I have to say about that!

Anonymous said...

Don't call me Shirley.

Anonymous said...

@5:56 a.m., it says nothing about the caliber of lawyers, but a lot about the luxury of having all of the Justice Court Judges being lawyers. Remember, would you want someone 18 years of age, having their GED, and being a resident of the county in which they are elected, and having little prior legal training, issuing arrest warrants? deciding cases where someone can be sent to jail up to one year? deciding civil lawsuits up to $3,500? Yes, they attend conferences for training, but that barely scratches what a Justice Court Judge sees and will be called on to do.

Go watch the Justice Court proceedings in Hinds County and other counties for a couple of days. Bet you will walk out shaking your head in disbelief. . .

Anonymous said...

This office requires two things. Residence and High School Diploma/GED.

Anonymous said...

John Shirley is to lawyers what Baptists are to Christianity.

Both cannot see the big picture for incessant needless fighting over irrelevant details.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, go watch Jimmy Morton in Raymond. Fantastic Justice Court Judge. Good grief, always have to throw in the Hinds comments.

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness. Now, pray tell, what is he running for? I'm willing to give his opponent $100 sight unseen.

Anonymous said...

Jimmy Morton in Raymond must be different from Jimmy Morton in Jackson, who is BY FAR, the most incompetent, petulant JC on the bench. He routinely makes up illegal bonds, fines and punishments, which get reversed by the Circuit Clerk (nostatutory appeal bonds, ect...) and the County Court Judges on a regular basis. That is usually where an attorney has not been involved up front, because most attorneys that practice in Hinds JC avoid him like the plague, and are assisted by the administrators in continuing cases around his Fridays. And on top of that, he is a jerk as a person. Used car dealer with a little power that acts exactly like one would expect character in a mockumentary of the South movie.

Anonymous said...

If only we could all live in the land of milk and honey that is Madison County. The grass is greener, the air is more clear, and the skies are always sunny and blue.

Anonymous said...

@10:02 AM. Much truth to that analysis.

Anonymous said...

Nice spin - suggesting justice is more fair in Niknar since all the Justices of The Peace have law degrees. What it means to ME, however, is four guys managed to get a law degree (did they pass the bar) and couldn't make a living as a lawyer. Like a chemical engineer running for county coroner. Or my friend with a Phd in Plastics working in a body shop applying bondo.

Anonymous said...

Man, yall are ruthless. Let the guy not run in peace.

Anonymous said...

Rankin County is the most corrupt and filthy mud hole in Mississippi. And the stinky pinky pigs that live there LOVE IT THAT WAY!

Anonymous said...

@ 1:41 p.m., we love our mud over here. Its nice, cozy and comfy.

Anonymous said...

1:41,
As a resident of Rankin County, I would like to say, NANNY NANNY BOO BOO! Ha! Yes, we love having low crime, low unemployment and a low population of Hinds Countians. Life is grand and we need not worry about it changing anytime soon, with great elected leaders representing us at the state and local level.

Now, back to your regularly scheduled mugging/shooting you have been dodging over there.

Anonymous said...

I've had it. The superb intellect of those posting on this site have convinced me to abandon Rankin County for the promise land that is Madison County. They offer many outstanding activities, most notably swinging and drug dealing. Can't wait to get there and sign up. Wine, women and song.

Anonymous said...

US supreme Court does not require a law degree.

Anonymous said...

@10:02 pm - Nicely put. Get a job, work hard and maybe some day you will be able to move out of Jackson.

Anonymous said...

2:22 proves every stereotype of Rankinites. Nanny Boo Boo. Nice.

Anonymous said...

7:56 PM - don't forget that he would have to pass an extensive background check. We have to keep out the riff-raff. The application form alone is 45 pages.

Anonymous said...

9:53 Jimmie Morton in HInds ran saying no more than 2 terms, he is keeping that promise. Few do. Seems like a decent person. What ruling was his worse from a legal point of view. Since I know him I will confront him face to face. My experience in Rankin has been with uninsured drivers who are at fault, who are ticketed, get the minimum insurance show up, get blessed and cancel the insurance on the way out of the court house on their phones. Justice Court Judge told me, get over it, you may have a legal right but will only waste time and money. Underinsured and uninsured vehicles is a issue most states addressed long ago.
Seems many lawyers in MS make their names well known with schemes and corruption.

Willis B. Cooper said...

Thanks

Suscribe to latest on JJ.

Recent Comments

Search Jackson Jambalaya

Subscribe to JJ's Youtube channel

Archives

Trollfest '09

Trollfest '07 was such a success that Jackson Jambalaya will once again host Trollfest '09. Catch this great event which will leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Othor Cain and his band, The Black Power Structure headline the night while Sonjay Poontang returns for an encore performance. Former Frank Melton bodyguard Marcus Wright makes his premier appearance at Trollfest singing "I'm a Sweet Transvestite" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Kamikaze will sing his new hit, “How I sold out to da Man.” Robbie Bell again performs: “Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Bells” and “Any friend of Ed Peters is a friend of mine”. After the show, Ms. Bell will autograph copies of her mug shot photos. In a salute to “Dancing with the Stars”, Ms. Bell and Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith will dance the Wango Tango.

Wrestling returns, except this time it will be a Battle Royal with Othor Cain, Ben Allen, Kim Wade, Haley Fisackerly, Alan Lange, and “Big Cat” Donna Ladd all in the ring at the same time. The Battle Royal will be in a steel cage, no time limit, no referee, and the losers must leave town. Marshand Crisler will be the honorary referee (as it gives him a title without actually having to do anything).


Meet KIM Waaaaaade at the Entergy Tent. For five pesos, Kim will sell you a chance to win a deed to a crack house on Ridgeway Street stuffed in the Howard Industries pinata. Don't worry if the pinata is beaten to shreds, as Mr. Wade has Jose, Emmanuel, and Carlos, all illegal immigrants, available as replacements for the it. Upon leaving the Entergy tent, fig leaves will be available in case Entergy literally takes everything you have as part of its Trollfest ticket price adjustment charge.

Donna Ladd of The Jackson Free Press will give several classes on learning how to write. Smearing, writing without factchecking, and reporting only one side of a story will be covered. A donation to pay their taxes will be accepted and she will be signing copies of their former federal tax liens. Ms. Ladd will give a dramatic reading of her two award-winning essays (They received The Jackson Free Press "Best Of" awards.) "Why everything is always about me" and "Why I cover murders better than anyone else in Jackson".

In the spirit of helping those who are less fortunate, Trollfest '09 adopts a cause for which a portion of the proceeds and donations will be donated: Keeping Frank Melton in his home. The “Keep Frank Melton From Being Homeless” booth will sell chances for five dollars to pin the tail on the jackass. John Reeves has graciously volunteered to be the jackass for this honorable excursion into saving Frank's ass. What's an ass between two friends after all? If Mr. Reeves is unable to um, perform, Speaker Billy McCoy has also volunteered as when the word “jackass” was mentioned he immediately ran as fast as he could to sign up.


In order to help clean up the legal profession, Adam Kilgore of the Mississippi Bar will be giving away free, round-trip plane tickets to the North Pole where they keep their bar complaint forms (which are NOT available online). If you don't want to go to the North Pole, you can enjoy Brant Brantley's (of the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance) free guided tours of the quicksand field over by High Street where all complaints against judges disappear. If for some reason you are unable to control yourself, never fear; Judge Houston Patton will operate his jail where no lawyers are needed or allowed as you just sit there for minutes... hours.... months...years until he decides he is tired of you sitting in his jail. Do not think Judge Patton is a bad judge however as he plans to serve free Mad Dog 20/20 to all inmates.

Trollfest '09 is a pet-friendly event as well. Feel free to bring your dog with you and do not worry if your pet gets hungry, as employees of the Jackson Zoo will be on hand to provide some of their animals as food when it gets to be feeding time for your little loved one.

Relax at the Fox News Tent. Since there are only three blonde reporters in Jackson (being blonde is a requirement for working at Fox News), Megan and Kathryn from WAPT and Wendy from WLBT will be on loan to Fox. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both and a torn-up Obama yard sign will entitle you to free drinks served by Megan, Wendy, and Kathryn. Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required. Just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '09 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.


Note: Security provided by INS.

Trollfest '07

Jackson Jambalaya is the home of Trollfest '07. Catch this great event which promises to leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Sonjay Poontang and his band headline the night with a special steel cage, no time limit "loser must leave town" bout between Alan Lange and "Big Cat"Donna Ladd following afterwards. Kamikaze will perform his new song F*** Bush, he's still a _____. Did I mention there was no referee? Dr. Heddy Matthias and Lori Gregory will face off in the undercard dueling with dangling participles and other um, devices. Robbie Bell will perform Her two latest songs: My Best Friends are in the Media and Mama's, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be George Bell. Sid Salter of The Clarion-Ledger will host "Pin the Tail on the Trial Lawyer", sponsored by State Farm.

There will be a hugging booth where in exchange for your young son, Frank Melton will give you a loooong hug. Trollfest will have a dunking booth where Muhammed the terrorist will curse you to Allah as you try to hit a target that will drop him into a vat of pig grease. However, in the true spirit of Separate But Equal, Don Imus and someone from NE Jackson will also sit in the dunking booth for an equal amount of time. Tom Head will give a reading for two hours on why he can't figure out who the hell he is. Cliff Cargill will give lessons with his .80 caliber desert eagle, using Frank Melton photos as targets. Tackleberry will be on hand for an autograph session. KIM Waaaaaade will be passing out free titles and deeds to crackhouses formerly owned by The Wood Street Players.

If you get tired come relax at the Fox News Tent. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both will entitle you to free drinks.Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required, just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '07 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

Note: Security provided by INS
.