|Mississippi Supreme Court|
|Title: || Associate Justice|
|Active: || 2008-2016|
|Past position: || Judge, Mississippi 16th Chancery District|
|Past term: || 2005-2008|
|Past position 2: || Mississippi legislature|
|Past term 2: || 1999-2005|
|Born: || September 12, 1964|
|Undergraduate: || University of Southern Mississippi|
|Law School: || University of Mississippi School of Law, 1997|
|Grad. School: || University of Southern Mississippi, 1992|
Randy G. "Bubba" Pierce is an associate justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court. He was elected to the court in 2008 and his current term ends in 2016.
Pierce received a B.S. in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1992. In 1997, he earned his J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law.
Awards and associations
- Member, Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants
- Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Member, Jones County Junior College Foundation Board
- Member, Pine Burr Area Council for Boy Scouts of America
- Member, Unity Baptist Church
On November 4, Pierce defeated incumbent Justice Oliver Diaz, winning 58.1% of the vote.
||No||District 2, Position 2||58.1%|
||Yes||District 2, Position 2||41.9%|
- 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. Pierce received a Campaign finance score (CFscore) of 1.15, indicating a conservative ideological leaning. This is more conservative 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.
- State of Mississippi Judiciary, Associate Justice Randy G. Pierce
- Project Vote Smart, Associate Justice Randy G. 'Bubba' Pierce (MS)
- The Magnolia Report, "5 Questions with Judge Randy "Bubba" Pierce"
- Jackson Free Press, "No Stoplight for Bubba," August 5, 2004
- WLOX.com, "MS Supreme Court justice writes first novel," May 26, 2011
- Laurel Leader-Call, "Miss. Supreme Court Justice promotes book at Laurel signing," July 10, 2011