Judicial district realigned for northern Mississippi
The Senate has approved legislation supported by U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) that will realign the federal judicial boundaries for the Northern District of Mississippi, condensing the existing four divisions into three.
Early Saturday morning, the Senate by unanimous consent approved the Divisional Realignment Act of 2012 (HR.5512), a measure to redraw federal judicial divisions in the Northern District of Mississippi and the Eastern District of Missouri. The legislation can now be referred to the President for his consideration.