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Judge Caleb May speaks at 2021 Neshoba...

Judge Caleb May speaks at 2021 Neshoba County Fair

By: Anne Summerhays - July 28, 2021

Caleb May, Circuit Judge who presides over the 8th Judicial Circuit of Mississippi, spoke at the 2021 Neshoba County Fair on Wednesday.

Judge May reminisced on his first time speaking at the Neshoba County Fair in 2015 when he ran for County Prosecutor for Neshoba County.

May shared how he’s proud to serve as a Circuit Court Judge and how he strives to remain transparent and fair in his court.

“It’s not just speed and efficiency that we’re concerned about. As circuit court judges fairness under the laws in Mississippi and under the United States is what we have to ensure,” stated May.

The judge discussed how he takes extra care in instructing the jurors on the law and procedure, and he makes sure the lawyers “tow the line” when applying law and procedure.

“Ensuring fairness to all those who enter our courts is the number one priority because that’s the foundation of our society and government and it makes living in Mississippi and living in the United states the best,” remarks Judge May. “I’m proud to be working as your Circuit Court judge and ensure that fairness.”

He ends his speech by looking back over the last year.

“It’s hard to believe how far we’ve come in a year and where we were a year ago,” May said.


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Anne Summerhays

Anne Summerhays is a recent graduate of Millsaps College where she majored in Political Science, with minors in Sociology and American Studies. In 2021, she joined Y’all Politics as a Capitol Correspondent. Prior to making that move, she interned for a congressional office in Washington, D.C. and a multi-state government relations and public affairs firm in Jackson, Mississippi. While at Millsaps, Summerhays received a Legislative Fellowship with the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi where she worked with an active member of the Mississippi Legislature for the length of session. She has quickly established trust in the Capitol as a fair, honest, and hardworking young reporter. Her background in political science helps her cut through the noise to find and explain the truth. Email Anne: