“If anybody thinks they are going to influence a federal judge, that is a ridiculous notion and that’s why my position was — is — that if you think by whoever was appointed, whoever was president, that’s not going to occur,” Bryant told reporters Tuesday, according to the Associated Press.
State lawmakers in Mississippi are grappling with redrawing the lines for their own legislative districts. Mississippi did not lose any seats during reapportionment, but House district lines will be readjusted to reflect population shifts in the state.
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Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.