Leslie King

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Leslie King
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Court Information:
Mississippi Supreme Court
Title:   Associate Justice
Position:   District 1, Position 2
Salary:  $122,000
Appointed by:   Gov. Haley Barbour
Active:   2011-2020
Past post:   Judge, Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge
Past term:   1994-2011
Past post 2:   Member, Mississippi House of Representatives
Past term 2:   1980-1994
Personal History
Home state:   Mississippi
Undergraduate:   University of Mississippi, 1970
Law School:   Texas University Southern School of Law, 1973
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Supreme Court
State:  Mississippi
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  November 6, 2012
Election vote:  100%ApprovedA

Leslie D. King is an associate justice on the Mississippi Supreme Court. He was appointed by Governor Haley Barbour in February 2011. His current term expires in 2020.[1][2]


King received his undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi in 1970 and his J.D. from Texas Southern University School of Law in 1973.[3][4]


  • 2011-2020: Justice, Mississippi Supreme Court
  • 1994-2011: Judge, Mississippi Court of Appeals
  • 1980-1994: Member, Mississippi House of Representatives
  • 1973-1980: Youth Court Counselor for Washington County, a Public Defender, a Youth Court Prosecutor, and a municipal court judge for the Town of Metcalfe[3]



King was elected to his first term after running unopposed on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

See also: Mississippi judicial elections, 2012

Political ideology

See also: Political ideology of State Supreme Court Justices

In October 2012, political science professors Adam Bonica and Michael Woodruff of Stanford University attempted to determine the partisan ideology of state supreme court justices in their paper, State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns. A score above 0 indicated a more conservative leaning ideology while scores below 0 are more liberal. King received a Campaign finance score (CFscore) of -0.57, indicating a liberal ideological leaning. This is more liberal than the average CF score of 0.69 that justices received in Mississippi. The study is based on data from campaign contributions by judges themselves, the partisan leaning of contributors to the judges or, in the absence of elections, the ideology of the appointing body (governor or legislature). This study is not a definitive label of a justice, but an academic gauge of various factors.[7]

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