Gov. Bryant taps Ishee for state Supreme Court

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A state appeals court judge will be the latest addition to the Mississippi Supreme Court.

Gov. Phil Bryant named David M. Ishee to replace presiding Justice Jess Dickinson, who will head up the state’s Child Protection Services department. For that role, Dickinson replaced another high court colleague, former Justice David Chandler.

A Gulfport native, Ishee graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Ishee spent 14 years in private practice; he was appointed to serve as a Pascagoula municipal judge in 1993.

Gov. Haley Barbour appointed Ishee to the state Court of Appeals in 2004.