Mississippi judge confirmed to serve on U.S. Court of Appeals

A Mississippi judge has been confirmed by the Senate to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals. 

Judge Cory Wilson was appointed by President Trump to serve on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals back in March. With the support of Mississippi’s Senators, Wilson becomes the 200th federal judge to be confirmed during the Trump Administration. 

“Cory Wilson is a highly-qualified, conservative-minded judge who will be a credit to the nation and to his native Mississippi. As the 200th confirmed federal judge during the Trump administration, Judge Wilson appropriately represents the generational transformation of our courts during the past four years,” Senator Roger Wicker said. “Given Judge Wilson’s credentials, intellect, and respect for the rule of law, I am confident that he will serve the Fifth Circuit and our nation well as a circuit judge.”

“Judge Cory Wilson will serve on the Fifth Circuit with honor, dedication, and distinction,” Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith said. “I’ve known him personally for years, and I’m proud that his confirmation represents a pivotal point in President Trump’s work to ensure there are more smart, conservative jurists in the federal judiciary.”

Wilson earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi and law degree from Yale Law School, where he served on the Yale Law Journal. He served as a law clerk to Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Emmett Ripley Cox, in addition to being a White House Fellow in the U.S. Department of Defense.

Prior to his appointment to the Mississippi Court of Appeals, Wilson served in the Mississippi House of Representatives and held senior positions within the offices of the Mississippi State Treasurer and Mississippi Secretary of State. Wilson is also a former adjunct professor at Mississippi College School of Law.

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals includes Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.