2 Hinds Co judges reversed on at least 20 percent of appeals

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Two Hinds County circuit judges have seen at least one in five appeals end with a higher court overruling them.

New York law professor Laurie Shanks tells The Clarion-Ledger that reversal rates above 20 percent are considered a red flag.

The newspaper is looking at how judges around the state fared on appeals from 2013 through 2015.

Higher courts have disagreed with Judge Jeff Weill on more than 21 percent of appeals, and with Judge Tomie Green 36 percent of the time.

In Lamar County, Judge Prentiss Harrell of Purvis had just one reversal.

Green notes that hundreds of cases and motions don’t get appealed. Eleven of her rulings were appealed, and four were reversed. Weill had 38 cases appealed and eight reversed.

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