SEC. 9-3-6. Recall of retired supreme court justices; compensation.
(1) The supreme court shall have the authority to request any supreme court justice who has retired from the court, except by defeat at the polls, to return to active service on an emergency basis.
(2) It shall be the duty of such recalled judge, who consents to serve, to assist the court in the disposition of causes pending in the court and in the determination of causes presented to the court, under such rules and regulations as the supreme court may adopt. However, such judge shall not be entitled to vote in the decision of any case heard by the supreme court.
(3) No such recalled judge may, during any fiscal year, receive compensation in excess of twenty-five percent (25%) of the current salary in effect for an associate justice of the supreme court. While serving under this section, such judge shall be compensated at the monthly rate of a regular supreme court justice.
(4) If such recalled judge is receiving retirement benefits by virtue of the provisions of the Public Employees' Retirement Law of 1952, appearing as section 25-11-1 through section 25-11-139, Mississippi Code of 1972, such benefits shall not be reduced in any sum whatsoever because of such service, nor shall any sum be deducted as contributions toward retirement under said act.
(5) The supreme court may, by order spread upon its minutes, give a name or title to the judicial positions created by the provisions of this section.
SOURCES: Laws, 1981, ch. 360, Sec. 1; reenacted, 1984, ch. 449, eff from and after July 1, 1984.