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Finding Aid for the Armis Hawkins Collection (MUM01718)

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Finding Aid for the Armis Hawkins Collection



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM01718/
Title: Armis Hawkins Collection
Dates: 1980-1995
Collector: Hawkins, Armis E., 1920-2006
Physical Extent: 44 boxes (65.5 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM01718
Location: Library Annex
Language of Material: English
Abstract: Armis E. Hawkins won election to the Mississippi Supreme Court in 1980 and served as Chief Justice from 1993 until his retirement in 1995. The collection consists of material related to his tenure on the court.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

In July 2005, Armis Hawkins donated to the Archives & Special Collections forty-three boxes of files and other materials related to his service on the Mississippi Supreme Court. In August 2008, Jim Hawkins, his son and estate executor, gave an additional three boxes of files as well as a framed plaque commemorating Justice Hawkins’s appearance before a joint session of the Mississippi Legislature to request the creation of a court of appeals for the state. At the request of Jim Hawkins, the Mississippi Department of Archives & History transferred three boxes of Mississippi Supreme Court related material from their Armis Hawkins Collection to the University of Mississippi in March 2009. Jim Hawkins donated an additional three boxes of files and publications in June 2009.

Processing Information

Ellie Campbell, Stephanie McKnight, and Katrina Sims processed the Armis Hawkins Collection, completing it in March 2010. Political Papers Archivist Leigh McWhite wrote the introductory notes for the finding aid. Jason Kovari encoded the finding aid in April 2010.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.


Subject Terms

Beckwith, Byron de la
Capital Punishment -- Mississippi
Civil Law –- Mississippi
Criminal Law -- Mississippi
Hawkins, Armis E., 1920-2006
Mississippi. Supreme Court
Mississippi. Court of Appeals


Formats

case files
correspondence
appointment books
civil court records
criminal court records
financial records


Biographical Note

Armis Eugene Hawkins was born in Natchez, Mississippi on 11 November 1920, Armistice Day. His parents, Mayfield and Lela Hawkins, named him after the holiday. Mayfield Hawkins owned a dry goods store in downtown Natchez and obtained a degree of wealth by trading land, houses, and businesses. At one point, he held 7,000 acres of land in Mississippi and Louisiana. However, the 1927 Mississippi River flood followed by the 1929 market crash decimated his resources.

Mayfield Hawkins moved the family around Mississippi and Tennessee seeking employment before settling in Houston, Mississippi where Lela Hawkins worked in her brother’s store. Diagnosed with tuberculosis, she moved to the state sanatorium in 1936 where she remained until her death four years later.

Although his father moved to Jackson in 1936, Armis Hawkins remained in Houston, completing the local high school in 1938. Afterwards, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, digging ditches and planting pines in Perry County.

Hawkins attended Wood Junior College for a semester in 1938-1939 before transferring to the University of Mississippi. After completing the ROTC program there in 1942, he volunteered for the U.S. Marines. He fought as a private at Guadalcanal, returned home for officer training, and shipped back to the Pacific theater as a First Lieutenant. After the war, the veteran returned to the University of Mississippi, completing a law degree in 1947.

Hawkins opened a law practice in Houston, Mississippi and married Pat Burrow. Over the years, the couple had three children: Janice in 1949, Jean Anne in 1951, and Jim in 1954. In 1951, the Mississippi Third Court District elected Hawkins district attorney, a position he held until 1959. He made a name for himself across the state as a crusading and persuasive prosecutor of bootleggers, beer joints, physicians who overprescribed narcotics, and the Ku Klux Klan. In 1959, he campaigned as a progressive for the lieutenant governor’s office, but lost to racially conservative Paul B. Johnson Jr.

In 1960, Hawkins served as the Democratic Party state campaign manager for presidential candidate John F. Kennedy. Despite dour predictions, he managed to come within 2 ½ percentage points of winning Mississippi for the liberal Democratic nominee. Hawkins returned to his law practice in Houston where he served as attorney for the county board of supervisors and actively promoted local economic development.

Voters elected Hawkins to the Mississippi Supreme Court in 1980 where he acquired a reputation as a principled and independent jurist, a prolific author of opinions, and an excellent leader. In 1992, he wrote the majority opinion for the 4-3 decision which permitted the state to retry Byron de la Beckwith for the 1963 assassination of civil rights activist Medgar Evers.

Hawkins served as Chief Justice from 1993 until 1995, guiding the state judiciary through significant reform. His first speech to the joint legislature on the subject of overburdened caseloads contributed greatly to the creation of a court of appeals system as well as an Administration Office of Courts. His second address discussed the subject of nonpartisan judicial elections and the corrupting influence of money in judicial races.

After retirement, Hawkins returned to his Houston law practice. He remained active in the Mississippi State Bar ethics committee where he was a driving force behind the “Rules of Professional Conduct.” Hawkins died of kidney failure on 28 February 2006. A year later, his novel The Grand Leader appeared in print, memorializing the north Mississippi hill folk of the 1930s.

Hawkins was a member of the American Bar Association, Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Houston Jaycees, the Chickasaw Development Foundation, the Houston First Baptist Church, the Masons, the Order of the Eastern Star, the American Legion, the Veteran of Foreign Wars, a Century Member, and the Boy Scouts of America.


Scope and Content Note

Judicial chambers papers are the case-related documents and court administration files that are distinct and separate from official court records. Chambers papers provide valuable insight into court deliberations and the internal workings of the judiciary. In addition, they are a source for examining a judge’s interaction with the bar, the press, and the public.

File Series I contains 22 boxes of case files. Case files hold material acquired prior to the issuance of a judicial decision, such as case notes, draft memoranda and opinions, correspondence, and research. Researchers will particularly value the notes taken by Hawkins during private court deliberations.

File Series 2 consists of 16 boxes of both court administration and professional files. Court administration files document the business of running the Mississippi Supreme Court, whereas professional records may be more general in terms of judicial and legal subjects. Topics include meetings on judicial conferences, advisory boards, and the bar; creation of the state appellate court system; judicial reform and ethics; the personal judicial career of Armis Hawkins; Supreme Court budgets; judicial correspondence dating from 1982 to 1995 (these include letters from within the Supreme Court and from the legal profession); and Hawkins’ appointment books from 1981 to 1995.

File Series 3 contains 2 boxes of subject files on topics ranging from Attorney Advertising to Child Evidence Rules.

File Series 4 is four boxes of personal files which include manuscripts, clippings, a typed draft of his novel The Grand Leader, certificates, and personal correspondence. This file series also includes one box of financial documents that will remain closed until 2015. Box 4 is an oversized box containing large certificates.


User Information

Prefered Citation

Armis Hawkins Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The Armis Hawkins Collection is open for research. This collection is stored at an off-site facility. Researchers interested in using this collection must contact Archives and Special Collections at least two business days in advance of their planned visit.

Box 43 will remain closed until 2015.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.


Related Material

Resources at the University of Mississippi

Armis E. Hawkins. The Grand Leader: A Yarn. Jackson, MS: J. Prichard Morris, 2007. A posthumously published novel by Hawkins; it also includes a biographical essay “Armis E. Hawkins: Country Lawyer and Friend” by Judge Michael P. Mills. Call Number: PS3558 A823 G73 2007.

Michael P. Mills. Twice Told Tombigbee Tales. Oxford, MS: Bench Chief Papers, 2007. Includes chapter on Hawkins. Call Number: F347 T6 M55 2007.

“Notes from the Bench: Collection ‘Rare Resource’ for Legal Researchers” Keywords (University of Mississippi J.D. Williams Library Newsletter) Vol. 3, No. 1 (Fall 2008): 8.

The Mississippi Bar Supreme Court Conference, October 14, 1991. [1991]. Call Number: KF332 M73 M57 1991.

Mississippi Economic Council. Populist Jurisprudence: The Direction of the Mississippi Supreme Court: A Survey of Decisions of the Supreme Court of Mississippi, 1990-1995. [Jackson, MS: Mississippi Economic Council, 1996]. Call Number: KFM7112 P67 1996.

Mississippi. Supreme Court. Annual Report. Jackson, MS: The Court. Special Collections has the 1990 report; State Documents has other years. Call Number: KFM7112 A8 M72.

For more related resources, see the Criminal Justice & Parchman Penitentiary Subject Guide.

Resources at Other Repositories

The Mississippi Department of Archives & History has an Armis Hawkins Collection and a file on Armis Hawkins in their Subject Files. They also hold the Mississippi Supreme Court Case Files.

The State Law Library of Mississippi possesses 10 discs containing an oral history interview with Armis Hawkins.

The University of Southern Mississippi Archives owns an oral history with Armis Hawkins.


Separated Material

Curators separated a number of publications from the collection, and researchers may access .

Photographs are stored separately in the Modern Political Archives Photographs Collection Box 7. Photographs can be viewed online from J.D. Williams Library computers on the University of Mississippi campus.


Arrangement

The Armis Hawkins Collection consists of four series. The container list preserves the original file labels. However, to facilitate access, curators have added bracketed information to complete abbreviated words or acronyms. Brackets at the end of case file titles also provide brief descriptive information on the subject matter as well as corrected case numbers (when necessary) and the date on which the court issued its decision.

Curators also imposed some basic organization upon the collection by grouping files into four different categories: case files; court administration/professional files; subject files; and personal files. However, a large portion of the original arrangements were preserved within the case files as several batches of folders within received boxes seemed to share common themes.

Series I. Case Files
Series II. Judicial Administration & Professional Files
Series III. Subject Files
Series IV. Personal Files

Container List

Series I. Case Files
1.1 93-KA-00022 [Oberline] Harvey vs. State [No. 93- KA-00022: aggravated assault; Decided: 18 October 1995]
1.2 93-M-00230: Phelps-Dunbar [vs. John C. Thomson] [No. 93-00230: secretly taping people; Decided: 19 September 1994]
1.3 92-CA-00829: [Armin J.] Moeller vs. American Guarantee and Liability Insurance Company [No: 92-CA-00829: professional liability insurance; Decided: 4 April 2002]
1.4 91-CA-00095: [Maggie Anderson] McGee vs. [Mike] Smith [No. 91-CA-00095: the estate of Jakie Sparkman; Decided: 18 April 1994]
1.5 91-KA-00282: [John E.] Bell vs. State [No. 91-KA-00282: racketeering (R.I.C.O.); Decided: 15 August 1996]
1.6 92-CA-00356 M[ississippi] P[ower] & L[ights] vs. [Leslie] Lumpkin MDS Maj.; JWS dis. [No. 92-CA-00356: negligence under the National Electrical Safety Code; Decided: 26 February 1998]
1.7 91-KA-0144 [Michael Eugene] Hatten vs. State [No. 91-KA-0144: robbery; Decided: 24 November 1993]
2.1 89-CA-0790 Aetna [Casualty and Surety Company] vs. [Hal Otis] Williams [No. 89-CA-0790: automobile liability insurance; Decided: 17 December 1992]
2.2 89-0174 [Jimmy D.] Phipps [and Nationwide Insurance Company] vs. Irby Constr[uction] Co[mpany] [& Bowman and Bowman, Incorporated] [No. 89-0174: Fourteenth Amendment equal protection; Decided: 26 May 1994]
2.3 90-CA-0472 [Nancy Clay] Madden vs. [Farley] Rhodes [No. 90-CA-0472: estate of Andrew A. Sierra; Decided: 16 September 1993]
2.4 89-KA-9011 & 89-KA-1174 [Anthony] Winder vs. State 1 of 2 [No. 89-KA-00911, 89-KA-01174: burglary, conspiracy, and rape; Decided: 30 June 1994]
2.5 89-KA-9011 & 89-KA-1174 [Anthony] Winder vs. State 2 of 2 [No. 89-KA-00911, 89-KA-01174: burglary, conspiracy, and rape; Decided: 30 June 1994]
2.6 89-KA-0734 [Earnest Eugene] Quimby v. State [No. 89-KA-0734: sexual battery; Decided: 15 July 1992]
2.7 07-KA-58547 Jefferson v. State [No. 07-KA-58547: burglary; Decided: 22 November 1989]
3.1 93-647 Magnolia Bar Association vs. [Roy Noble] Lee et al.: [No. 93-647: Voting Rights Act challenges; Decided: 9 July 1993]
3.2 J85-0960 & J84-0708 Kirksey et al. vs. Mabus et al. (consolidated with) Martin et al. vs. Mabus et al. [No. J85-0960 and J84-0708: Voting Rights Act challenges; Decided: 27 February 1990]
3.3 07-CA-59273 [Jimmy] Smith vs. [Rev. James] Dorsey [No. 07-CA-59273: expenditure of school funds; Decided: 4 September 1991]
3.4 07-CA-59480 [Anthony Earl] Whigham vs. State [No. 07-KA-549480: child sex abuse; Decided: 31 December 1992]
4.1 07-IA-59507 The City of Mound Bayou, [Mississippi and Alfred Thompson] v. [Eddie] Johnson, Jr. 1 of 2 [No. 07-IA-59507: assault and battery; Decided: 18 April 1990]
4.2 07-IA-59507 City of Mound Bayou, et al vs. [Eddie] Johnson, Jr. 2 of 2 [No. 07-IA-59507: police brutality and civil rights violations; Decided: 23 May 1990]
4.3 07-CA-59155 [George B.] Gilmore Company vs. [Jimmy E.] Garrett 1 of 2 [No. 07-CA-59155: construction of home; Decided: 31 July 1991]
4.4 07-CA-59155 [George B.] Gilmore [Company] vs. [Jimmy E.] Garrett 2 of 2 [[No. 07-CA-59155: construction of home; Decided: 31 July 1991]
4.5 96-CA-01384 Churchill vs. Pearl River Basin Development Pike County [No. 96-CA-01384: comparative negligence; Decided: 27 May 1999]
5.1 90-KA-0498 [Leslie] Brent vs. State: #1[No. 90-KA-0498: child abuse; Decided: 17 February 1994]
5.2 91-CA-00278 Telephone & Data System vs. Franklin Telephone [Company] [No. 91-CA-00278: construction for cellular mobile phone service; Decided: 24 March 1994]
5.3 91-IA-1207 [Byron De La] Beckwith vs. State [No. 91-IA-1207: murder of civil rights activist J. Medgar Evers; Decided: 22 December 1997]
6.1 89-CA-0589 Retzer v. Retzer [No. 89-CA-0589: dissolution of marriage; Decided: 12 December 1990]
6.2 90-CC-0644 [Mable] Presley vs. Mississippi State Highway Commission 1 of 2 [No. 90-CC-0644: wrongful death; Decided: 31 August 1992]
6.3 90-CC-0644 [Mable] Presley vs. Mississippi State Highway Commission 2 of 2 [No. 90-CC-0644: wrongful death; Decided: 31 August 1992]
6.4 90-FC-1321 [Thomas E.] Puckett, et ux vs. Rufenacht, Bromagen & Hertz [No. 90-FC-1321: stockbroker/investor/speculation; Decided: 18 September 1981]
7.1 89-R-99-005 Uniform Rules of Circuit Court Practice
7.2 89-CA-1255 [Nancy] Swan vs. I. P., Inc., Miri et al 1 of 2 [No. 89-CA-1255: contractor injured by hazardous materials; Decided: 4 February 1993]
7.3 89-CA-1255 [Nancy] Swan vs. I. P., Inc., Miri et al 2 of 2 [No. 89-CA-1255: contractor injured by hazardous materials; Decided: 4 February 1993]
7.4 54,744 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi, Inc. v. [William T.] Campbell 1 of 2 [No. 54,744: punitive damages; Decided 10 April 1984]
7.5 54,744 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi, Inc. v. [William T.] Campbell 2 of 2 [No. 54,744: punitive damages; Decided 10 April 1984]
7.6 07-KA-58857 [Bertram Lawrence] Morris vs. State [No. 07-KA-58857: Bertram Lawrence Morris, Jr. vs. State; sexual abuse of a child; Decided: 27 February 1991]
8.1 07-59440 [J. B.] Gainnie vs. [Glenda J.] Ritter [No. 07-59440: contributory negligence; Decided 29 November 1989]
8.2 07-CA-580360 Chevron U.S.A., Inc. et al vs. State of Mississippi, et al 1 of 2 [No. 07-CA-580360: oil and gas industry; Decided: 17 December 1990]
8.3 07-CA-580360 Chevron U.S.A., Inc. et al vs. State of Mississippi, et al 2 of 2 [No. 07-CA-580360: oil and gas industry; Decided: 17 December 1990]
8.4 56,014 [Nevin] Shewbrooks, et ux vs. A. C. and S., Inc. et al 1 of 2 [No. 56,014: asbestos poisoning; Decided: 11 May 1988]
8.5 56,014 [Nevin] Shewbrooks, et ux vs. A. C. and S., Inc. et al 2 of 2 [No. 56,014: asbestos poisoning; Decided: 11 May 1988]
9.1 56,166 [C. L.] Thornhill vs. Systems Fuels, Inc., et al. [No. 56,166: mineral, oil, and deed grantor; Decided: 6 April 1988]
9.2 56,468 Hartford [Accident & Indemnity Company], [Curtis E.] Coker & [George G.] Williamson vs. [Royce] Foster [No. 56,468: estate of Royce Foster; Decided: 6 April 1988]
9.3 56,468 Hartford, Coker and Williamson vs. Foster Research Material [No. 56,468: estate of Royce Foster; Decided: 6 April 1988]
9.4 90-KA-0278 [Mike] Hall vs. State [No. 90-KA-0278: sexual abuse of child; Decided: 17 December 1992]
10.1 58,054 [Eddie] Burrell, et al, [Claiborne County Board of Supervisors] vs. Mississippi State Tax Committee 1 of 2 [No. 58,054: tax exempt status of a nuclear power plant; Decided 10 August 1988]
10.2 58,054 [Eddie] Burrell, et al, [Claiborne County Board of Supervisors] vs. Mississippi State Tax Committee 2 of 2 [No. 58,054: tax exempt status of a nuclear power plant; Decided 10 August 1988]
10.3 85-1765 Bankers Life & Casualty Company vs. [Lloyd M.] Crenshaw [No. 85-1765: punitive damages violated the Eighth Amendment; Decided: 16 May 1988]
10.4 54, 387 Pearl River Valley Water Supply District, et al vs. Hinds County, et al [No. 54,387: injunctive relief; Decided: 25 January 1984]
11.1 55,195 [Jeffery Owen] White v. Malone Properties, Inc. and Carroll D. Malone [No. 55,195: injured on job; Decided: 24 September 1986]
11.2 55,563 [James L]. Hooten vs. State [No. 55,563: murder; Decided: 7 May 1986]
11.3 55,635 State Highway Commission of Mississippi vs. McDonald’s Corporation et al [No. 55,635: land loss; Decided: 8 April 1987]
11.4 55, 695 Othie L[ee] West vs. State [No. 55,695: murder; Decided: 4 December 1985]
11.5 56,004 [Deborah Lynn] Hickox vs. [Boyce] Holleman [No. 56,004: hospital’s negligence in the care of infant child; Decided: 21 January 1987]
11.6 56,508 [Oddie] Jenkins vs. Forrest County General Hospital, et al [No. 56508 negligent failure to diagnose the patient's twin pregnancy; Decided: 30 November 1988]
11.7 56,149 [Christeen M.] Owens v. [Virginia Carol] Huffman [No. 56,149: custody; Decided: 13 November 1985]
11.8 56,567 [Etta Mae] Knox, et al. vs. Shell Western E & P, Inc., et al. [No. 56,567: oil and gas lease to the land; Decided: 3 June 1988]
11.9 56,724 [Otha D.] Hogan v. State [No. 56,724: manslaughter and perjury; Decided: 2 November 1987]
11.10 92-KA-0080 [John] DeLoach vs. State. [No. 92-KA-00080: burglary; Decided: 20 July 1995]
11.11 90-CA-0824 General Motors Corporation vs. [Linda] Jackson [No. 90-CA-0824: manufacturing defect; Decided: 21 April 1994]
11.12 07-KA-58305 [Clyde Henry] Powell v. State [No. 07-KA-58305: rape; Decided: 15 August 1990]
12.1 07-CA-58177 Hinds County Board of Supervisors, [Robert Stewart, et al] vs. Common Cause of Mississippi, et al 1 of 2 [No. 07-CA-58177: violation of the Open Meetings Act; Decided: 28 June 1989]
12.2 07-CA-58177 Hinds County Board of Supervisors, [Robert Stewart, et al] vs. Common Cause of Mississippi, et al 2 of 2 [No. 07-CA-58177: violation of the Open Meetings Act; Decided: 28 June 1989]
12.3 07-58509 [Richard C.] Hill, [Superintendent of Education] et al vs. [William C.] Thompson [No. 07-58509: lease; Decided: 11 October 1989]
12.4 07-CA-58804 Board of Education, Lamar County, Mississippi vs. [John T.] Hudson [No. 07-CA-58804: lease; Decided: 31 July 1991]
12.5 DP-62 [Lazaro] Faraga vs. State [No. DP-62: murder and child abuse; Decided: 29 July 1987]
13.1 DP-0068 [Gary Lynn] Griffin vs. State [No. 03-DP-0068: capital murder; Decided: 14 February 1990]
13.2 DP-70 [Alfred Dale] Leatherwood vs. State [No. DP-70: rape of a child; Decided: 4 February 1986]
13.3 90-DP-00015 [Roger Eric] Thorson vs. State [No. 90-DP-00015: rape and murder; Decided: 8 December 1994]
13.4 90-DP-0024 [Gerald James] Holland vs. State [No. 90-DP-0024: murder; Decided: 11 September 1991]
13.5 DP-84 [Bart Helgrin] Mease vs. State [No. DP-84: possession of an illegal substance and murder; Decided: 1 February 1989]
13.6 89-DP-1293 [William Wayne] Jenkins vs. State [No. 89-DP-1293: capital murder; Decided: 10 September 1992]
14.1 92-KA-0400 [Kenneth W.] Golden v. State [No. 92-KA-0400: sale of cocaine and possession of stolen property; Decided: 25 August 1994]
14.2 03-DP-85 [Randy] Bevill vs. State [No. 03-DP-85: murder; Decided: 24 January 1990]
14.3 94-CA-00031 [Kirk] Fordice vs. [Hob] Bryan [No. 94-CA-00031: veto actions of the governor; Decided: 12 January 1995]
14.4 92-KP-00391 [Cedric] Holt vs. State [No. 92-KP-00391: burglary and larceny; Decided: 15 December 1994]
14.5 89-CA-0076 [Michael L.] Retzer vs. [Nancy B.] Retzer [No. 89-CA-0076: divorce and dispute over valuable paintings; Decided: 12 December 1990]
14.6 92-CA-0033 Orange Grove v. City of Gulfport Annexation [No. 92-CA-0033: land dispute; Decided: 26 December 1991]
14.7 93-M-0039 University of Southern Mississippi, et al vs. [William E.] Mueller [No. 93-M-0039: tenure denial; Decided: 12 August 1993]
14.8 90-CA-0839 [Sherry Lane Melton] Joslin, et. al. vs. [Frank L.] Melton [No. 90-CA-0839: estate of F. L. Melton; Decided: 25 March 1993]
14.9 91-CA-1183 [Mary B.] Garrett vs. [Jasper] Bohannon and [Augusta] Hulley [No. 91-CA-1183: estate of Beatrice B. Jones; Decided: 20 May 1993]
15.1 DP-43 [Samuel Bice] Johnson vs. State 1 of 2 [No. DP-43: murder and vacation of the rape conviction; Decided: 19 July 1989]
15.2 DP-43, 55,265 [Samuel Bice] Johnson vs. State 2 of 2 [No. DP-43: murder and vacation of the rape conviction; Decided: 19 July 1989]
15.3 89-DP-0823 [Tracy Alan] Hanson vs. State [No. 89-DP-0823: capital murder; Decided: 18 December 1991]
15.4 93-DP-00392 [Alvin] Hill vs. State [No. 93-DP-00392: murder; Decided: 21 December 1994]
15.5 89-KA-0266 [Larry L.] Wilkins vs. State [No. 89-KA-0266: murder, hearsay, conviction reversed; Decided: 3 June 1992]
16.1 57,359, 57,642 [Hillman T.] Frazier and [Billy (Bill) F.] Knox vs. State, [Donald N.] Logan, et al. vs. State 1 of 2 [No. 57,359, 57,642: ethics violation; Decided: 4 March 1987]
16.2 57,359, 57,642 [Hillman T.] Frazier and [Billy (Bill) F.] Knox vs. State, [Donald N.] Logan, et al. vs. State 2 of 2 [No. 57,359, 57,642: ethics violation; Decided: 4 March 1987]
16.3 90-DP-0515 [Ricky] Chase vs. State [No. 90-DP-00515: murder; Decided: 24 February 1994]
16.4 90-DP-0927 [Ronnie Lee] Conner vs. State [No. 90-DP-00927: capital murder; Decided: 2 December 1993]
17.1 90-DP-0015 [Roger Eric] Thorson vs. State [No. 90-DP-00015: rape and murder; Decided: 8 December 1994]
17.2 90-DP-0449 [Sabrina] Butler vs. State [No. 90-DP-0449: murder of infant while engaged in felonious child abuse; Decided: 26 August 1992]
17.3 90-DP-1106 [Anthony] Carr vs. State [No. 90-DP-01106: murder and death by lethal injection; Decided: 2 February 1995]
17.4 93-DP-00392 [Alvin] Hill vs. State [No. 93-DP-00392: murder; Decided: 21 December 1994]
17.5 94-CA-00900 [Robert C. "Bob"] Latham vs. [Dick] Molpus [No. 94-CA-00900: Voting Rights Act challenges; Decided: 15 September 1994]
18.1 90-M-805 Brandi & Suzette Tracking Company vs. [David G.] Alexander, Jr. [No. 90-M-805: interlocutory appeals; Decided: 5 February 1991]
18.2 90-CA-00824 General Motors Corporation vs. [Linda] Jackson, et al. [No. 90-CA-00824: automobile malfunction; Decided: 21 April 1994]
18.3 91-KA-0294 [Lucathryn] Wilson vs. State [No. 91-KA-0294: sale of cocaine; Decided: 28 September 1995]
18.4 91-KA-00978 [Charles M.] Day vs. [Doyle A.] Morrison [No. 91-CA-00978: medical malpractice; Decided: 15 June 1995]
18.5 89-CA-0752 [Arthur] Finkelberg and [Merrill] Lynch vs. [Patrick Henry] Luckett, III [No. 89-CA-0752: punitive damages; Decided 19 August 1992]
18.6 53,799 [Lum] Cumbest vs. State [No. 53,799: perpetrating a fraud; Decided: 16 May 1984]
18.7 55,015 [Milton V.] Pharr vs. State [No. 55,015: possession of deer out of season; Decided: 5 December 1984]
18.8 54,242 [Talmadge] Stubblefield vs. Jesco, Inc., et al. [No. 54,242: negligence of the independent contractor; Decided: 26 September 1984]
18.9 91-M-0582 State [of Mississippi], ex rel. Mike Moore, Attorney General and the City of Vicksburg [No. 91-M-0582: controlled substances; Decided: 30 September 1991]
18.10 07-CA-59513 [Gary] Crawley vs. American Public Life Insurance Company [No. 07-CA-59513: reimbursement for expenses incurred during a hospital stay; Decided: 3 June 1992]
19.1 07-CA-59531 [Darrell] Ryals, et al vs. [Charles Ray] Pigott, et al. 1 of 2 [No. 07-CA-59531: rights in the Bogue Chitto River; Decided: 28 November 1990]
19.2 07-CA-59531 [Darrell] Ryals, et al vs. [Charles Ray] Pigott, et al. 2 of 2 [No. 07-CA-59531: rights in the Bogue Chitto River; Decided: 28 November 1990]
19.3 89-CA-0003 [Ollie] Sykes, et al vs. [Linda] Grantham, et al [No. 89-CA-0003: 29 November 1989]
20.1 89-CA-0135 In the Matter of the Enlargements of the Corporate Limits of the City of Hattiesburg, Mississippi [No. 89-CA-0135: land dispute; Decided: 23 January 1991]
20.2 91-DP-00764 [Jimmie] Mack vs. State [No. 91-DP-00764: capital murder; Decided: 21 December 1994]
20.3 89-BA-1163 Mississippi State Bar [Association] vs. [Roy B.] Strickland [No. 89-BA-1163: petition for reinstatement; Decided: 9 July 1986]
20.4 CM-173 Mississippi State Bar [Association] vs. [H. Alva] Brumfield, III [Conference Miscellaneous No. 173 misconduct; Decided: 10 September 1986]
20.5 CM-210 Mississippi State Bar [Association] vs. [Edward B.] Moyo [Conference Miscellaneous No. 210: engaged in deceit, dishonesty and fraud; Decided: 6 April 1988]
20.6 CM-255 Mississippi State Bar vs. [John T.] Cotter [Conference Miscellaneous No. 255: check fraud; Decided: 23 September 1987]
20.7 02-B-292 Mississippi State Bar [Association] vs. [Samuel Robert] Brooks, III [No. 02-B-292: theft; Decided: 27 March 1990]
20.8 92-BA-634 Mississippi State Bar vs. [Alan W.] Carter [No. 92-BA-634: request for reinstatement; Decided: 20 July 1992]
20.9 92-BA-1264, CM-231 In re the Matter of the Reinstatement of Walter L. Nixon, Jr. [Conference Number No. 231: perjury; Decided: 24 September 1986]
20.10 92-KA-0288 Mississippi State Bar vs. [Timothy M.] Dykes [No. 92-BA-288: fraud; Decided: 29 July 1992]
20.11 92-TS-0208 An Attorney vs. Mississippi [State] Bar [No. 92-TS-0208: contempt; Decided: 11 May 1993]
20.12 90-BA-0255 Mississippi State Bar vs. Attorney Y [Robert C. Connor, Jr.] [No. 90-BA-0255: violation of civil rights; Decided: 4 September 1991]
20.13 90-BA-0632 Attorney M vs. Mississippi [State] Bar [No. 90-BA-0632: unethical conduct; Decided: 1 July 1992]
20.14 91-BA-1126 Mississippi Bar vs. [J. Ronald] Parrish [No. 94-BA-01178: misconduct; Decided: 5 December 1996]
20.15 92-BA- 01201 Attorney U [Brad Sessums] vs. Mississippi Bar [No. 92-BA-01201: misconduct; Decided: 27 July 1995]
21.1 90-KA-0498 [Leslie] Brent vs. State [No. 90-KA-0498: child abuse; Decided: 17 February 1994]
21.2 No. 54,579 [Gary Dean] Lambert vs. State [No. 54,579: capital murder; Decided: 31 October 1984]
21.3 2002-B-477 The Mississippi Bar vs. [William E.] Catledge [Cause No. 2002-B-477: misconduct; Decided: 24 March 2005]
21.4 [Lealon] Cook vs. [Howard] Belk [vehicle damage; Decided: 5 July 2001]
21.5 Classic Express vs. Michael Young and Watering, Inc. [breach of contract; Decided: 18 December 1996]
21.6 91-KA-01243 [Mervin] Sanders vs. State [No. 91-KA-01243: unlawful possession of cocaine with intent to deliver; Decided: 6 June 1996]
21.7 93-CA-1368 George Williams vs. Joe Sam Owen [No. 07-CA-59661: estate of Charles M. Williams; Decided: 19 August 1992]
21.8 54,123 Bankers Life and Casualty Company vs. [Lloyd M.] Crenshaw 1 of 2 [No. 54,123: bad faith denial of an insurance claim; Decided: 11 September 1985]
21.9 54,123 Bankers Life and Casualty Company vs. [Lloyd M.] Crenshaw 2 of 2 [No. 54,123: bad faith denial of an insurance claim; Decided: 11 September 1985]
21.10 91-TS-0095 MaGee v. Smith, et al. [No. 91-TS-0095: estate of Jakie Sparkman; Decided: 17 February 1994]
22.1 81-51 Abrams v. Mississippi State Board of Health, et al [No. 81-51: request denied; Decided: 2 November 1981]
22.2 F-82-418 State of Oklahoma v. Collums [No. F-82-418: convicted of murder and consideration for early parole; Decided: 8 February 1985]
22.3 52,781 [Napoleon "Nap" L.] Cassibry, II vs. State [No. 52,781: violated the Mississippi Code Annotated 97-11-19, which prohibits a legislator from being in a contract with a state; Decided: 7 October 1981]
22.4 07-CA-59340 Bailey vs. Woodcock [No. 07-CA-59340: child custody; Decided: 19 December 1990]
22.5 S-476 [Kwasi] Seitu vs. [William F.] Coleman, et al. [No. S-476, T-115: false imprisonment; Decided: 23 December 1986]
22.6 91-KP-0963 [Robert Lee] Wilson vs. State [No. 91-KP-0963: armed robbery; 9 December 1993]
22.7 90-CA-0692 [Dick] Molpus vs. [Karl] Wiesenberg and/or [Martha Ann] Reed [Estate of Karl Wiesenberg] [No. 90-CA-0692: title dispute; Decided: 27 January 1994]
22.8 90-CA-1085 City of Jackson vs. [Mary Kathryn] Johnson [No. 90-CA-1085: negligent in allowing dirt to accumulate on the road; Decided: 23 September 1993]
22.9 92-DP-00428 [Williams] Giles, Jr. vs. State [No. 92-DP-00428: capital murder; Decided: 2 February 1995]
22.10 89-CA-1058 [Margie R.] January vs. [Roy M.] Barnes, M.D. [No. 89-CA-1058: medical malpractice; Decided: 21 December 1992]
22.11 Opinion Concerning Jeremiah O’Keefe, et al. v. The Loewen Group
Series II. Judicial Administration & Professional Files
23.1 Campaign Financial Disclosure Reports -- Forms
23.2 Mississippi Bar, 13-17 July 1994
23.3 Mississippi Bar – Meeting -- October 1993
23.4 AEH [Armis E. Hawkins] Speech -- 8-13-93 Opening Meeting of Judicial Advisory Committee
23.5 Mississippi Judicial Advisory Study Committee
23.6 Conference of Chief Justices -- Jackson Hole, Wyoming 31 July – 4 August 1994
23.7 Conference of Chief Justices -- August 1993 Washington
23.8 Conference of Chief Justices -- January 1993
23.9 Punitive Damages
23.10 Reduction of Court Costs & Delays Committee
23.11 Litigation/Magistrate System
23.12 Mississippi Date Books – 1988, 1989
23.13 Magistrates -- Miscellaneous
23.14 Hotel Confirmation
23.15 5th Circuit Meeting -- Corpus Christi 12-14 May 1993
23.16 Roscoe Pound Foundation
23.17 Court Care – Washington Trip October 1995
23.18 89-R-99019 In the Matter of the Resolution of the Judicial Liaison Committee of the Mississippi Conference of Judges
23.19 89-R-99001 In the Matter of the Mississippi Rules of Civil Procedure
23.20 1993 Bar Convention
23.21 Conference of Chief Justices – 1994
24.1 Study on Intermediate Appellate Court – 1989
24.2 Judicial
24.3 Advisory Committee on Rules Miscellaneous
24.4 New York University – March 30 -- April 2, 1995
24.5 Valley Forge Trip, 25-29 June 1994
24.6 Mississippi Bar – 21-23 June 1995 – Sandestin
24.7 Bar Convention Miscellaneous Materials 1994
24.8 Conference of Chief Justices July 30-August 3, 1995 Monterey, CA
24.9 Court Funding Conference – Minneapolis 28 September – 1 October 1995
24.10 Office Supplies
24.11 Legal Fees
24.12 Continuing Legal Education
24.13 Voting Rights
24.14 Redistricting
24.15 Bar Exam Questions and Model Answers – February 1988
25.1 Appellate Courts (1 of 2)
25.2 Appellate Courts (2 or 2)
25.3 Constitutional Study Commission
25.4 Judicial Branch Study Commission
25.5 Proposed Amendment to State Constitution
26.1 Iowa Appellate Courts
26.2 Grantham [Appellate Courts]
26.3 Budget – 1994
26.4 Judicial Redistricting
26.5 Word Processing Handbooks
26.6 Financial Information on Trial Judges
26.7 Committee Information, Budget Information
26.8 Supreme Court Campaign
26.9 Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge [National Awards Report]
26.10 Rules Notes 1981-1982
26.11 Conference of Chief Justices
26.12 Mississippi Prosecutors Association Position Paper – 1998
26.13 Senate Judiciary Sub-Committee Studying the Appointment of Appellate Judges
27.1 Campaign Reform
27.2 Legislative/Judiciary Matters
27.3 Administration of Courts
27.4 Cases Eligible for Hand-Down
27.5 Summit on Civil Justice Improvements
27.6 Center for the Study of Social Policy
27.7 Thomas Henry Huxley
27.8 Activities/Accomplishments of the Mississippi Administrative Office of Courts
27.9 The Book of States 1994-95
27.10 Justices Seminar – 20-31 July 1981
27.11 Judicial Fees and Salaries
28.1 State of the Judiciary
28.2 Ethics Commission
28.3 Law Clerks
28.4 Bluebird Wanderlodge
28.5 Marine-Navy V-12 Program
28.6 Conference of Chief Justices
28.7 Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge
28.8 National Interbranch Conference on Funding the State Courts
28.9 Jury Reform Package
28.10 Pound/Yale Judges Forum
28.11 Thomas S. Szasz [Information Regarding The Myth of Mental Illness (book)]
28.12 A Model Sentencing Phase Instruction for Mississippi Death Penalty Cases
28.13 Rules of Civil Procedure [Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 617]
28.14 Public Affairs – Speeches No. 2
28.15 Election of Armis Hawkins to the Mississippi Supreme Court
29.1 Installation of Armis Hawkins to the Mississippi Supreme Court
29.2 Marriage Ceremonies
29.3 Retirement of Armis Hawkins from the Mississippi Supreme Court [congratulation correspondence]
29.4 Majority Opinions Authored by Armis Hawkins
29.5 Cartoon Caricature: Mississippi Supreme Court
29.6 Legal Fees
29.7 Appeals Checklist
29.8 Questionnaire
29.9 Clippings: Public Interest Cases
29.10 Clippings: News – Mississippi Supreme Court
29.11 Campaign Ads Clippings
29.12 Miscellaneous News Articles
29.13 The Washington Post: "Bill Clinton’s Second Term"
29.14 State of the Judiciary Address: 24 March 1993
29.15 State of the Judiciary Address: 21 March 1995
29.16 Mississippi Supreme Court Annual Report: 1986
29.17 Speech Notes
29.18 Pamphlet: "Oxford: A Warning for Americans"
30.1 Resolution: Powers of State Supreme Court
30.2 State Supreme Court Staff: 1989-1990
30.3 Rules Convention: Lower Courts
30.4 1960 Election: Miscellaneous
30.5 Mississippi House of Representatives Roll Call: 26 February 1986
30.6 Conference of Chief Justices: 23 January – 2 February 1995
30.7 Inherent Powers of the Courts
30.8 Intermediate Court Task Force
30.9 Intermediate Appellate Court Committee Minutes and Roster
30.10 Intermediate Appellate Court Committee: Miscellaneous
30.11 Leadership Chickasaw
30.12 The American Law Institute Restatement of the Law: Property (Mortgages), 28 February 1995
30.13 The American Law Institute Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution: 15 March 1995
30.14 The American Law Institute Restatement of the Law, Torts: Products Liability, 13 March 1995
30.15 The American Law Institute Uniform Commercial Code Reports: 5 April 1995
30.16 The American Law Institute Uniform Commercial Code Proposed Final Draft: 6 April 1995
30.17 The Annual Spring Conference for Mississippi Trial and Appellate Court Judges: 21-23 March 1990
30.18 Fall Conference for Trial and Appellate Judges: 19-22 October 1988
30.19 Supreme Court Budget Request: 1995
30.20 Court Orders and Rules Creating and Governing Various Integrated Bar Associations
31.1 Conference of Chief Justices National Affairs Briefing Book 1994 Midyear Meeting: 6-10 February 1994
31.2 Study Committee on use of Masters in Chancery
31.3 Trial and Appellate Judges Seminar: 27-30 October 1992
31.4 Conference of Chief Justices Handbook
31.5 Appellate Judges Seminar, Institute of Judicial Administration: 1988
31.6 A Response to the Mississippi Supreme Court Request for Proposal for Court Case Management System: 26 July 1995
31.7 Conference of Chief Justices: Conference of State Court Administrators National Affairs Briefing Book: 31 July – 4 August 1994
31.8 Supreme Court of Mississippi Budget Request: 1997
31.9 Supreme Court of Mississippi Judicial Advisory Study Committee
32.1 Fall Trial and Appellate Judges Seminar: A Comparison of the Proposed Uniform Rules of Evidence with Mississippi Rules of Evidence: 9-12 October 1983
32.2 Legislative-Judicial Relations: Seeking a New Partnership, 1-3 October 1989
32.3 Planning for the Court of Appeals: 1 March – 31 December 1994
32.4 Fall Training Conference for Mississippi Prosecutors
32.5 Trial & Appellate Judges Seminar: 28-30 April 1993
32.6 Internal Operating Procedures
32.7 Commissioners to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
32.8 Master Lease Purchase Program
32.9 Amended Rules
32.10 Employee Manual
32.11 Granting Children a Court Recess: A Program Operations Manual for Child Care in the Courts; Center for the Study of Social Policy, Washington DC
32.12 Mississippi Supreme Court Handbook
32.13 Judicial Conduct and Ethics Curriculum, American Judicature Society
32.14 Conference of Chief Justices, Conference of State Court Administrators; National Affairs Briefing Book, 1-5 August 1993
32.15 Writing Judicial Opinions, 1981
33.1 Appellate Judges Seminar Series Sponsored by the Appellate Judges Conference, 1990
33.2 General Practice Seminar Sponsored by Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, 23 September 1994
33.3 Handbook; Mississippi Bar Course on Professionalism, 1995-1996
33.4 [American Bar Association] "Judicial Administration Division Commission on Standards of Judicial Administration: Standards Relating to Appellate Courts"
33.5 Judicial Correspondences – 1982
33.6 Judicial Correspondences – 1984
33.7 Judicial Correspondences – 1986
33.8 Judicial Correspondences – 1988
33.9 Judicial Correspondences – 1989
33.10 Judicial Correspondences – 1990
33.11 Judicial Correspondences – 1991
33.12 Judicial Correspondences – 1992
34.1 Judicial Correspondences – 1993 (1 of 2)
34.2 Judicial Correspondences – 1993 (2 of 2)
34.3 Judicial Correspondences – 1994 (1 of 3)
35.1 Judicial Correspondences – 1994 (2 of 3)
35.2 Judicial Correspondences – 1994 (3 of 3)
35.3 Judicial Correspondences – 1995 (1 of 3)
36.1 Judicial Correspondences – 1995 (2 of 3)
36.2 Judicial Correspondences – 1995 (3 of 3)
36.3 Judicial Correspondences – Undated
37 Appointment Book, 1981
37 Appointment Book, 1982
37 Appointment Book, 1983
37 Appointment Book, 1984
37 Appointment Book, 1985
37 Appointment Book, 1986
37 Appointment Book, 1987
37 Appointment Book, 1988
37 Appointment Book, 1989
37 Appointment Book, 1990
37 Appointment Book, 1991
38 Appointment Book, 1992
38 Appointment Book, 1993
38 Appointment Book, 1994
38 Appointment Book, 1995
38 Publication: The Courts: Sharing and Separating Powers; Eagleton’s 1988 Symposium on the State of the States
38 Publication: State Court Caseload Statistics: Annual Report 1990
38 Publication: Law and Contemporary Problems. Duke University School of Law. Vol. 54 No. 3 (Summer 1991)
38 Publication: University of Richmond Law Review, Vol. 26 No. 3 (Spring 1992)
38 Loose Bag from Conference of Chief Justices 1993 Midyear Meeting, Williamsburg, Virginia
Series III. Subject Files
39.1 Child Evidence Rules
39.2 Child Custody
39.3 Child Abuse/Sexual Molestation
39.4 Child Abuse/Neglect
39.5 Child Abuse Evidence –Speech
39.6 Advertising (1 of 2)
39.7 Advertising (2 of 2)
39.8 Conspiracy/Merger
39.9 Confrontation Clauses
39.10 Idaho V. Wright and Maryland V. Craig
40.1 Child Molestation Cases
40.2 Child Care in Courts
40.3 Batson Case Research
40.4 Attorney Advertising
40.5 Confidential Relationships
Series IV. Personal Files
41.1 Personal
41.2 Personal 1 January 1989 – 31 January 1991
41.3 Personal 1 January 1992 – 31 December 1994
41.4 Personal -- Houston
41.5 Personal Attention
41.6 Personal Reflections
41.7 Policies
41.8 Obituaries
41.9 Judge -- Personal
41.10 Armis E. Hawkins Obituary and Newspaper Clippings
41.11 Hawkins Papers Preliminary Inventory
41.12 The Grand Leader by Armis E. Hawkins
41.13 Reflections
41.14 Certificates
41.15 First Continental Life Group, Inc.
42.1 Personal Correspondences (1 of 2)
42.2 Personal Correspondences (2 of 2)
42.3 Best Wishes to Armis E. Hawkins
42.4 Thank You to Armis E. Hawkins
42.5 Condolences
42.6 Invitations
42.7 Request for Job
42.8 Miscellaneous
42 Publication: Bible presented by The Gideons to Armis E. Hawkins
44 Certificate from the United States Court of Appeals qualifying Hawkins to be admitted as an attorney before the court (1983).
44 Membership certificate for the Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association (1980-1981).
44 Certificate from the State of Mississippi Executive Department concerning Hawkins’ election to Supreme Court Judge, Third (Northern) District, Position Three (1980).
Restricted Personal Files
Restrictions: Box 43 will remain closed to researchers until 2015
43.1 Hawkins Expense Accounts, 1989
43.2 Hawkins Expense Accounts, 1991
43.3 Hawkins Expense Accounts, 1992
43.4 Hawkins Expense Accounts, 1993
43.5 Hawkins Expense Accounts, 1994
43.6 Hawkins Expense Accounts, 1995
43.7 Hawkins Travel Expenses
43.8 Hawkins Deposit Letters and Checks
43.9 Hawkins Deferred Income
43.10 Hawkins Health Insurance, 1984-1986
43.11 Hawkins Health Insurance, 1987-1988
43.12 Hawkins Health Insurance, 1989-1990
43.13 Hawkins Health Insurance, 1993
43.14 Hawkins Dental Insurance
43.15 Personal Life Insurance
43.16 Professional Liability Insurance

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