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Judge Jim Greenlee takes oath of office

Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Jim Greenlee of Oxford took the oath of office Wednesday.  He took the oath before his colleagues in the Court of Appeals courtroom in Jackson. 

Court of Appeals Chief Judge L. Joseph Lee, who administered the oath, said, “We are grateful and appreciative for him joining us on this court.”

According to a press release from Beverly Pettigrew Kraft,  the Public Information Officer for the Administrative Office of Courts,  a formal investiture will be held at a later date. Judge Greenlee took the oath of office so that he can go to work. Judge Greenlee thanked Governor Phil Bryant for the appointment.

Judge Greenlee said, “It’s a very humbling experience, and it’s a great honor for somebody who has grown up in a small town and been around the state for so long. This is fantastic.”

Judge Greenlee was appointed to the Court of Appeals vacancy that was created when Judge James D. Maxwell II was appointed to the Mississippi Supreme Court. 

 As  U.S. Attorney, Greenlee headed the office which  prosecuted public corruption and judicial influence cases and major drug distribution networks, and assisted in the cold case investigation of the murder of Emmett Till.

He served on the initial U.S. Attorney General’s Advisory Council during the aftermath of 9/11.

 He also served on the Office of Management and Budget Subcommittee, White Collar Crime Subcommittee, Controlled Substances/Asset Forfeiture Subcommittee and the Terrorism and National Security Subcommittee.

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