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|Mississippi Supreme Court|
|Title: || Associate Justice|
|Position: || District 1, Position 2|
|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|
|Home state: || Mississippi|
|Undergraduate: || University of Mississippi, 1970|
|Law School: || Texas University Southern School of Law, 1973|
|Candidate for: ||Supreme Court|
|Election information 2012:|
|Election date: ||November 6, 2012|
|Election vote: ||100%|
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.
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.
- 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
King was elected to his first term after running unopposed on November 6, 2012.
- See also: Mississippi judicial elections, 2012
- 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.
- ↑ Office of the Governor, Press Release: "Gov. Barbour appoints King to Mississippi Supreme Court," February 23, 2011
- ↑ Mississippi State University, "MSU Pre-Law Society selects Chief Judge Leslie King for '07 award," February 27, 2007
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Judge King biography (dead link)
- ↑ Press release: Judge King appointed
- ↑ MS Secretary of State's Office 2012 Candidate Qualifying List
- ↑ Mississippi Secretary of State, "Certified election results," accessed December 28, 2012
- ↑ Stanford University, "State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns," October 31, 2012